Net Neutrality Dealt Death Blow in Appeals Court; ISPs Attempt to Reassure Consumers

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  1. cereal_killer

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    Late yesterday one of the big news items that we didn't quite get to was that Net Neutrality (and especially the FCC) was dealt a serious blow by a U.S. Appeals Court. Originally, the FCC ruled that wireline ISPs ”shall not block lawful content, applications, services or non-harmful devices, subject to reasonable network management” while also mandating that ISPs “shall not unreasonably discriminate in transmitting lawful traffic over a consumer’s broadband Internet access service.”


    Of course, the ISPs, telecoms and cable companies were not happy with this, so many of them, including leaders like Comcast and Verizon, took this fight to the U.S. Court system. Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled against the FCC. Their ruling may have effectively killed Net Neutrality completely. Here's a quote with the details of the U.S. Appeals Court decision,


     
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    We're all screwed! I see the streaming video services going bankrupt soon after the traffic is severely limited. There are still far too many places where the choices are cable TV provider, dial up, or bandwidth limited satellite. And in most of those places dialup might not really work from noise on the line.
     

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