Why the FCC isn’t fixing net neutrality
On Friday, the Federal Communications Commission announced that it is not going to roll out any net neutrality rules.
The decision means that ISPs will no longer be allowed to discriminate against specific types of traffic, but it also means that internet service providers will be able to prioritize different types of content based on their own business interests.
It’s a big deal for the industry.
It means that if a content provider decides to prioritize its own traffic, they will be allowed, even if they’re owned by Comcast or Verizon.
But if a rival internet provider decides that they’re going to prioritize the traffic of the ISP, the company will be prevented from doing so.
The decision could also have a ripple effect for other industries, like movies and TV shows, which have a huge amount of data on the internet.
These industries rely on the speed of the internet to make the best use of the bandwidth available to them.
Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, and others have long argued that net neutrality is a fundamental principle that should be preserved and protected.
But it’s hard to see how this decision will have any impact on those companies.
Comcast has made the argument that its data plans are a better deal for consumers than Netflix, which is currently the largest provider of internet streaming video.
And it may not have much to worry about, given that AT&G, Time Warner, and Verizon are all more or less in the same boat.
But it’s important to note that these companies have been lobbying hard against any net-neutrality rules, so it’s entirely possible that this decision could end up hurting them in the long run.
This story was updated on March 12, 2018 at 1:10 p.m.
PT to include comments from Verizon.