back to article US bares its net neutrality enforcement regime to world+dog

US regulators have finally detailed how they'll enforce net neutrality among broadband carriers and service providers. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) two weeks ago formally approved a new set of rules that would impose net neutrality. However, the body didn’t say how the rules would be imposed. On Thursday the …

  1. Ole Juul


    To ensure all is fair, carriers and service providers will be asked to disclose commercial terms for prices, fees, data caps and any allowances.

    I wonder what kind of interpretation the carriers will apply here. Perhaps they will be framing this information in terms of "per serving" and "percentage of daily use" for their average subscriber. Seriously, it will be a long time before I trust them to not screw people around.

  2. Ugotta B. Kiddingme

    waiting for the other shoe to drop

    this certainly SEEMS like a decent enough plan. Given that this is a politicized organization (not to mention one going up against well funded/connected opponents), I'm very curious to see how big the ultimate clusterfuck will be when good intentions inevitably go horribly wrong.

  3. Anonymous Coward

    skip to page 321

    If you want a good laugh.

    1. frank ly

      Re: skip to page 321

      I laughed, in disbelief and amazement.

    2. petur

      Re: skip to page 321

      Hahaha.... thanks for the pointer, have a pint

      1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
        Paris Hilton

        Re: skip to page 321

        I fail to see the funnyness? He's completely correct.

  4. FireWorks
    Big Brother

    Be sure to read page 322 & 323 too

    It's all lols until you realize the room for political abuse this allows.

  5. OzBob

    Inhibits or slows delivery of content

    which means my ISP in NZ can still restrict my torrent traffic in prime time as part of my contract, but those ISPs in the US of A cannot?

  6. Robert Helpmann??

    LCD* Screening

    I previously said that no matter who won this battle, the side that did would do their best to FUBAR the situation; it is just a matter of how not if. Now I just have to get my popcorn and watch Netflix. If it starts buffering, I will know things have gone as I predicted. If not, well, I will be watching Netflix.

    * Lowest Common Denominator

  7. Tom 13

    Two words jump to mind as I read this review

    Capricious and arbitrary.

    It won't stand up in court.

    1. DryBones

      Re: Two words jump to mind as I read this review

      For that to be applied, the piece of legislation has to be done without cause and for malicious purposes, doesn't it?

      Seems to me there's lots of cause, what with providers behaving badly.

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