FCC releases Open Internet document

Mike A mikea at mikea.ath.cx
Thu Mar 12 18:49:34 UTC 2015


On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 12:30:16PM -0500, William Kenny wrote:
> Page 7 -14 looks to be pretty important. Specifcially:
> 
> NO BLOCKING:
> A person engaged in the provision of broadband Internet access service,
> insofar as such person is so engaged, shall not block lawful content,
> applications, services, or nonharmful devices, subject to reasonable
> network management.
> 
> NO THROTTLING:
> A person engaged in the provision of broadband Internet access service,
> insofar as such person is so engaged, shall not impair or degrade lawful
> Internet traffic on the basis of Internet content, application, or service,
> or use of a non-harmful device, subject to reasonable network management.
> 
> NO PAID PRIORITIZATION:
> A person engaged in the provision of broadband Internet access service,
> insofar as such person is so engaged, shall not engage in paid
> prioritization.
> 
> There is also an interesting bit on gatekeeping:
> Any person engaged in the provision of broadband Internet access service,
> insofar as such person is so engaged, shall not unreasonably interfere with
> or unreasonably disadvantage (i) end users’ ability to select, access, and
> use broadband Internet access service or the lawful Internet content,
> applications, services, or devices of their choice, or (ii) edge providers’
> ability to make lawful content, applications, services, or devices
> available to end users. Reasonable network management shall not be
> considered a violation of this rule.
> 
> I think there are going to be a lot of complex implications of this
> announcement (canidate for most obvious statement aware winner!).
> 
> On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 10:32 AM, shawn wilson <ag4ve.us at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > On Mar 12, 2015 11:01 AM, "Ca By" <cb.list6 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > For the first time to the public
> > >
> >
> > http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2015/db0312/FCC-15-24A1.pdf
> > >
> > > Enjoy.
> >
> > Uh yeah, I'll wait for the reviews when y'all get done trudging through
> > that...

This will be interesting, in the context of cable providers providing inbound
access to subscriber-address "server" ports only for "commercial" accounts. 

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Mike Andrews, W5EGO
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