UPDATE: Net Neutrality Proposed, Notice and Comment

Guy Fawkes MaskThe FCC has posted its anticipated proposal for Net Neutrality rules, and seeks comment on the proposal. According to the FCC press release:

 

"Under the draft proposed rules, subject to reasonable network management, a provider of broadband Internet access service:

 

would not be allowed to prevent any of its users from sending or receiving the lawful content of the user’s choice over the Internet;
would not be allowed to prevent any of its users from running the lawful applications or using the lawful services of the user’s choice;
would not be allowed to prevent any of its users from connecting to and using on its network the user’s choice of lawful devices that do not harm the network;
would not be allowed to deprive any of its users of the user’s entitlement to competition among network providers, application providers, service providers, and content providers;
would be required to treat lawful content, applications, and services in a nondiscriminatory manner; and
would be required to disclose such information concerning network management and other practices as is reasonably required for users and content, application, and service providers to enjoy the protections specified in this rulemaking."

1.  would not be allowed to prevent any of its users from sending or receiving the lawful content of the user’s choice over the Internet;

2.  would not be allowed to prevent any of its users from running the lawful applications or using the lawful services of the user’s choice;

3.  would not be allowed to prevent any of its users from connecting to and using on its network the user’s choice of lawful devices that do not harm the network;

4.  would not be allowed to deprive any of its users of the user’s entitlement to competition among network providers, application providers, service providers, and content providers;

5.  would be required to treat lawful content, applications, and services in a nondiscriminatory manner; and

6.  would be required to disclose such information concerning network management and other practices as is reasonably required for users and content, application, and service providers to enjoy the protections specified in this rulemaking."

 

Number 4 looks like it may be directed at the recent Apple, AT&T, Google issue surrounding Apple's rejecting the Google Voice App (learn more here and here in my previous entries on the subject).

 

 

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