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Two weeks after it voted to approve rules on net neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission has released the full text of the Open Internet Order. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler calls it "a shining example of American democracy at work."
Wheeler also listed what he calls "bright-line rules" in the order. From his summary:
Ban Paid Prioritization: "Fast lanes" will not divide the Internet into "haves" and "have nots."
Ban Blocking: Consumers must get what they pay for — unfettered access to any lawful content on the Internet.
Ban Throttling: Degrading access to legal content and services can have the same effect as blocking and will not be permitted.
1.What are the new rules? The FCC's Net neutrality order boils down to three key rules:
No Blocking. Simply put: A broadband provider can't block lawful content, applications, services or nonharmful devices.
No Throttling. The FCC created a separate rule that prohibits broadband providers from slowing down specific applications or services, a practice known as throttling. More to the point, the FCC said providers can't single out Internet traffic based on who sends it, where it's going, what the content happens to be or whether that content competes with the provider's business.
No Paid Prioritization. A broadband provider cannot accept fees for favored treatment. In short, the rules prohibit Internet fast lanes.
originally posted by: DogMeat
I personaly pay for a high end commercial account and will now get a DSL speed....
Did I miss something here......