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Re: US FCC Chairman quoted as willing to support pay-for-priority on the Internet

From: Eric J. Bowman <eric@bisonsystems.net>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:11:39 -0700
To: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Cc: "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20140114131139.413bf7b997e8d80d31a807e6@bisonsystems.net>
Something tells me not to hold my breath for that FCC appeal:



Noah Mendelsohn wrote:
> According to an article by Jon Brodkin in Ars Technica [1]:
> "Newly anointed Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom
> Wheeler said this week that it would be OK for Internet service
> providers to charge Netflix and other companies for a faster lane to
> consumers.
> Wheeler's stance is surprising given that it appears to contradict
> the FCC's Open Internet Order, passed under his predecessor in 2010.
> That order, which sets out the country's network neutrality rules,
> says that fixed broadband providers may not "unreasonably
> discriminate" against any type of traffic. The order specifically
> calls out pay-for-play arrangements as being potential violations."
> Noah
> [1] 
> http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/12/fcc-chair-isps-should-be-able-to-charge-netflix-for-internet-fast-lane/ 
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