content regulation, was Verizon Policy Statement on Net Neutrality

John R. Levine johnl at
Sun Mar 1 01:03:28 UTC 2015

> So long as the broadband service provider's e-mail filtering is 
> performed only on their e-mail server and does not involve blocking IP 
> traffic on consumers' connections.

Well, actually, it does.  Every broadband network in the US currently 
blocks outgoing port 25 connections from retail customers.

> My preferred resolution would be for the internet IP connectivity 
> provider and the last mile Broadband/Layer 1 media connectivity carriers 
> to be completely separate companies, with IP providers allowed to manage 
> their Internet Protocol network however they see fit, and Broadband 
> carriers required to provide equal connectivity to all competing local 
> IP carriers.

Yup.  Works great in Europe, too easy and effective to do here.


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