August 2, 2016

Yabut On Net Neutrality

Yes, I signed the petition urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate the Internet as a communications service.  I favor "net neutrality" for basic reasons of fairness, to minimize conflicts of interest, and to give the public the most options for the best services.  I support the Federal Court decision that upheld the right of the FCC to regulate the Internet. 

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Then you should be glad that the FCC's rules do exactly what you describe. The FCC's rules do not require every bit to be treated like every other bit. ISPs CAN treat different types of traffic differently. They just have to treat all of that type the same; they can't treat the same type of traffic differently depending on the source. AT&T can treat voice packets differently (with priority delivery, for example) but not just their own voice packets.

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