This is going to become a once a month type of thing isn’t it? Yeah it is. Ok then.
Coming to us from the “we-think-you-owe-us-more-money-and-we’ll-get-it-no-matter-what” department, we see once more a blatant money grab from Internet Service Providers and their Congressional/Senatorial Pawns.
These new ‘net neutrality’ rules are basically the exact opposite of what real ‘net neutrality’ is.
The FCC has of course issued a statement saying that our interpretation of their potential ruling is, of course, false. Seeing as how the current Chairman of the FCC, Tom Wheeler, is a venture capitalist and lobbyist for the cable and wireless industry (including NCTA and CTIA work) I am understandably less than willing to believe that this is the truth.
When the proposed rules (as quoted by the Wall Street Journal) indicate that “The proposed rules would prevent the service providers from blocking or discriminating against specific websites, but would allow broadband providers to give some traffic preferential treatment, so long as such arrangements are available on “commercially reasonable” terms for all interested content companies. Whether the terms are commercially reasonable would be decided by the FCC on a case-by-case basis.” we know we are in trouble.
The rules are released tomorrow.
I wait with baited breath.