In the Open Internet NPRM, the Commission proposed that open Internet rules be subject to reasonable network management, consisting of "reasonable practices employed by a provider of broadband Internet access service to:(3) prevent the transfer of unlawful content; or (4) prevent the unlawful transfer of content."
However, as explained in the Open Internet NPRM and subsequent Public Notice, mobile broadband presents special considerations that suggest differences in how and when open Internet protections should apply... Moreover, most consumers have more choices for mobile broadband than for fixed (particularly fixed wireline) broadband... In addition, existing mobile networks present operational constraints that fixed broadband networks do not typically encounter. This puts greater pressure on the concept of "reasonable network management" for mobile providers.
quote: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) alone accepted from AT&T and Verizon $237,000 in direct donations, $3.6M in lobbyist-raised funding, and free personal service to his Arizona ranch.
quote: George Washington could barely form an army of 8,000 at any single point.
quote: Yep, you're right corporations & the government screw crap up.
quote: I do have to say, however, that the argument you make about being redirected to another site by a bureaucrat absolutely works both ways here. You are saying you'd rather be redirected to a site by your ISP because the site you wanted to go to didn't pay them enough money for your traffic and so the free market says you want to go to a different site.
quote: The Chinese internet model is in place to keep their people from free thinking, net neutrality is designed to protect the free thinkers by being squeezed out by corporations because they can't pay enough to get their messages out.
quote: That's a whole lot of trouble...
quote: the bureaucracy part in this case will be there for the companies
quote: Prices will go up either way.
quote: Do you know how much money do I need to actually start my own ISP?
quote: In the highway I'm not paying for my speed. Throttling is not the same as limiting.
quote: I know I don't have the money to start my own ISP
quote: my expectations
quote: I expect my rights as a consumer to be respected.
quote: Regulations are a fact of life, deal with it.
quote: Solutions or not, the problem is there and it was used as an example.
quote: The Internet is a conduit
quote: It doesn't deny extra bandwidth, it denies priority access, that's different.
quote: Not in the same way, it's not directly accountable