As you probably already know, about 2 months ago many core net neutrality rules were struck down in a case involving Verizon and the FCC has proclaimed that it will not appeal the ruling.
The decision was a powerful victory for Verizon, as it ok’d the company’s right to favor some types of internet traffic and services over other packets of data. So for example, ISPs are free to choose to block or slow down websites such as Netflix; or any others at any time. That just sucks rotten eggs, eh? In essence free speech just went to potentially limited speech as it seems.
Although the FCC won’t appeal the ruling, a spokesperson said chairman Tom Wheeler promises to establish new rules that ISPs from charging other companies, like 4GoodHosting?, a fee to get the highest performance speeds. Yet, will that turn out to be an empty promise? Something said to quiet people down for a while about the issue?
The FCC’s new rules will reportedly debut in late spring or early summer of this year.
One of many petition links: http://act.credoaction.com/sign/verizon_netneutrality
Like you, 4GoodHosting supports the free and open ideals of net neutrality.