In the lead-up to the oral arguments on Monday, September 9 in the Verizon v. FCC case, I have a post up on Antenna looking at the FCC’s Open Internet rules and why they are both good and bad for net neutrality. Here is a bit a of it:
The battle over net neutrality (the vital principle that internet access providers should not interfere with what users do online) is heating back up. The FCC’s 2010 Open Internet rules ostensibly established net neutrality principles in policy (we’ll get to how effective it has actually been in practice…) but Verizon has been seeking to overturn the regulations…
Whether the FCC’s Open Internet rules stand or not is pivotal for net neutrality and the future of the internet— but also isn’t. While net neutrality protections are essential for internet users, the FCC’s Open Internet rules in particular are quite problematic. In some ways net neutrality would be better with these rules and in some ways could be better without them.
Head over to Antenna to read the whole post.