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FCC does define rules on net neutrality

I find it quite ironic that the day after my predictions for 2011, where I said: “The issue of net neutrality will not be resolved in 2011.” The FCC Approves First Net Neutrality Rules.


The ruling includes a no-blocking rule that would require “wireline ISPs to transmit all lawful content, services and applications, and allow users to connect any non-harmful device to the network. For wireless providers, the rule would be limited to a ban on blocking access to websites and applications that compete with their own core services, such as voice and video telephony offerings”. The commission said it will continue to monitor the evolving mobile sector to evaluate if more rigid rules are necessary.


We’ll see if this is really enough.

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  • Steve Simske is an HP Fellow and Director in the Printing and Content Delivery Lab in Hewlett-Packard Labs, and is the Director and Chief Technologist for the HP Labs Security Printing and Imaging program.
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