FCC promises Americans Net Neutrality
Posted by Laurel L. Russwurm on September 21, 2009
The Christian Science Monitor was at the top of my Google “Net Neutrality” search. They kindly explained what the FCC is calling net neutrality:
1. Providers can’t favor their own content
If that was the law in Canada, it would mean that Bell Canada would not be able to throttle user’s download speeds so that users would have to use their download service.
2. Providers need to explain variable internet speeds
If that was the law in Canada, they would have to explain to their customers (and the CRTC) what Usage Based Billing was, BEFORE implementing it.
3. Providers can’t limit access to lawful content
If that was the law in Canada, heck, we don’t KNOW what the law in Canada is…. we’re still waiting for the copyright consultation results.
The FCC has stood up for Net Neutrality.
I am really happy for our American Cousins. Their government seems to listen to them.
Sadly, the CRTC doesn’t seem to be listening to Canadians.