Posted by: The moderator | October 25, 2009

Keeping it Neutral

ABC has a nice summary of the net neutrality debate and how the FCC’s proposed regulations are intended to prevent foul play by internet providers. It’s sure to cause some headaches for the broadband providers who’ll have to weed out legal file sharing from the illegal variety (hence their furious lobbying in opposition to the proposal) but it’s necessary to keep the internet open to competition. The question is, can the FCC keep Time Warner, Verizon, Comcast, Cox, AT&T, and Charter at bay? How does one figure out that your provider is intentionally slowing down your connection to competing services when legitimate service fluctuations do happen?

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