Thursday May 14, 2015

FCC Rules Are Costing Broadband Industry Money

By a show of hands, how many of you really care that the new FCC rules are costing the broadband industry money? Anyone?

Within the petition the groups filed today is an admission that the FCC decision is already making it difficult for Internet providers to demand fees for network interconnection. Even though the rules don't take effect until June 12, the threat of complaints seemingly spurred AT&T and Verizon to settle longstanding disputes with companies that objected to paying for network upgrades that would improve service for the Internet providers' subscribers.