No rules are better than these rules, Netflix argues in its filing on proposed Federal Communications Commission network neutrality rules, reiterating a call for Title II regulation, which would be a historic and major change of framework.
AT&T has argued recently that Title II rules are unnecessary and would, in any case, not prevent practices network neutrality supporters oppose.
Title II common carrier regulation represent the polar opposite positions in the present network neutrality rulemaking.
One might argue the FCC has asked for public input on reclassifying broadband access a common carrier service for a mix of reasons. There is a legitimate question about how the Internet access function should be regulated.
On the other hand, there are “political reasons” as well, one might argue. By enlarging the possible scope of outcomes, the FCC preserves more room for compromise “in the middle” of the debate.
Though Netflix wants common carrier regulation, the major Internet service providers will oppose it. That leaves room for a compromise that maintains “best effort” access as the consumer service pattern, barring packet prioritization schemes.
Treatment of mobile Internet access is an outstanding issue, but perhaps the major point is the FCC has political room to move towards a compromise by declining to shift Internet access regulation to a common carrier format, but maintaining what Google might call a “light touch” approach that maintains the “best effort only” framework for consumer Internet access.
As always, the public positions stake out negotiating positions, in addition to reflecting the perceived business interests of Internet participants. ISPs really oppose common carrier regulation.
And though Netflix might prefer common carrier regulation, it would obviously be happy if the former “no quality of experience” mechanisms, was the future framework.
In other words, the threat of dire action makes acceptance of “no packet prioritization” policies more palatable to ISPs, while achieving what many net neutrality supporters still prefer.
That provides political cover for the FCC to craft rules that preserve its approach to net neutrality.
By essentially moving the goalposts further apart (common carrier regulation on one hand and no effective best effort access rules on the other), the FCC will ultimately have more room to craft a compromise that leaves both sides with something they can live with.
Antivirus software is not enough. Apex Technology Services used its decades of IT and cybersecurity
experience to create budget-friendly network security packages every company needs.
Please take a moment to fill out your information so we can contact you directly regarding your request.
iGaming is one of the fastest growing industries on the internet. For those who may not be aware, iGaming refers to online casinos, online slots, poke…
It is easy to get lost in all the new phone releases when multiple happen yearly. Consequently, most new functions go unnoticed because people do not …
Embarking on the journey to bring a new product into the marketplace is an exhilarating adventure that blends the thrill of innovation with the meticu…
MySQL on AWS is the deployment of the MySQL database system on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform. MySQL is one of the most popular open-source …
Responsive images are a fundamental component in responsive web design. They adapt to the size of the user's screen, delivering the best user experien…