On Jun 5, 2017, at 10:22 PM, Manfredi, Albert E <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
So much for people not caring, eh? In this piece, taken from FCC comments,
it's not quite as obvious that the very vast majority of actual comments are
pushing back. But those numbers are bound to come out soon enough.
The latest comments suggest that the FCC is erring on the side of allowing
all flowers to bloom, including the plastic ones, but that the honest and
forthright might be too much of an ask.
Microeconomics explains how unregulated monopolies will end up operating.
Anyone who doesn't get that will completely miss what the fuss is about.
Also, yesterday on CSPAN Radio there was an interesting debate on these
matters. One guy who made a lot of sense to me gave his view on what specific
rules should be applied to guarantee neutrality, that most people could agree
on, and what Title II provisions cause the most concerns. I was driving,
couldn't take notes, but the gist was that "most" people would agree on "no
throttling, no blocking, complete transparency."
Some will have issues with zero rating. Some also have issue with "paid
prioritization." On this latter one, paid by whom? The source, on the
unwalled part of this broadband service? Sure that would cause problems. What
makes sense in corporate enterprise networks, or in the inter-carrier
backbones that link these corporate networks, could be a tough sell on the
public Internet. Kind of obvious.