New Ruling from the FCC Affecting Net Neutrality
Some time ago I published some blog entries about net neutrality, and the actions of the FCC and the carriers. Yesterday there was a new announcement about these topics, which have many Internet analysts and net neutrality advocates quite upset. The issues are, unfortunately, hard to summarize, so I’ll just provide links to some good things to read.
This article in Wired Magazine is a good place to start.
The negative comment from Marvin Ammori, quoted in the Wired story, comes from this story published (perhaps in other places as well) in the Huffington Post, with a lot of analysis.
There is more analysis here, from Josh Silver of Free Press:
This article shows how happy the carriers are with the announced plan.
For some historical perspective, see this story from the Washington Post.
This is another attempt to explain what is all means, from CNBC.
This is an article published in Atlantic Monthly opposing the proposal.
What I don’t quite get is why prominent Silicon Valley investors are happy about this. This one quotes Ron Conway, the most famous of the Silicon Valley “super-angel” investors: John Doerr, perhaps the most famous VC anywhere, is also in favor, although I could only find that short quote.
I have been told that Google and other internet companies are running full page advertisements asking Obama to live up to his commitment to net neutrality.