Tuesday, December 21, 2010

FCC Passed Net Neutrality Rules




Today, the FCC passed a list of net neutrality rules. The actual list of rules has yet to be released to the public. There is a very mixed response on this. That being said, the intention of the government (based from what I've read) seams to be to put laws in place that govern and limit what ISP's can and can't do.

Things like raising your rates because you visit certain sites, forcing you to pay faster speeds based on what you're using the internet for... these are the types of things the law is intended to prevent. That being said, the law may also be an influence over how bandwidth limits are handled, and how ISP's are allowed to charge for different bandwidth limits, which means bad news bears for anyone who either games or downloads a lot.

I haven't quite decided my position on this, but I definitely will quickly once I see the list of regulations.

I'll let you guys know when I find out some more.

10 comments:

SuciƓ Sanchez said...

The big drains are p2p (upload), download & streaming. Streaming is the pie the ISPs want to get a slice of. There's no money in the other two.

Mister Sharaf said...

greast post

Vapor said...

Sigh, my bills are going to be huge.

Billy said...

Comcast will find some way to make this work in its favor

NooG said...

i can finally say it... fuck yea government!

cooperlife said...

Are internet service providers really in need of money so badly that they need new things to charge on us?

ImmaFrog said...

nice post!

MikeyB said...

finally somethin dope

Monster Madness said...

Hmm... This is actually pretty serious.

Laughing Vault said...

oh man, i dont like it

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