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Net Neutrality Suffers Court Loss

The FCC's hopes to enforce Net Neutrality got a vicious slap from a federal appeals court which ruled that Comcast has the right to regulate what happens on its broadband network. In effect, this gives Comcast the right to punish those who use too much bandwidth such as BitTorrent users.

If the decision stands, ISPs will be able to do nearly whatever they want, meter usage and charge per use. Who knows what else?

This is a pretty scary deal except for one little thing -- competition. In my area, I can use Comcast, Verizon, mobile broadband or satellite. Hopefully this will keep ISPs from abusing their newfound rights.

Are you worried about what could be the end of Net Neutrality? Thoughts welcome as always at [email protected].

Posted by Doug Barney on April 07, 2010


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