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Net neutrality rules let FCC police future ISP conduct

Grant Gross | March 20, 2015
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's new net neutrality rules allow the agency to police future network management practices and business models rolled out by broadband providers, raising concerns among critics that an activist commission will inject itself into ISP board rooms.

Several broadband providers first argued net neutrality rules wouldn't work because the Internet "is too dynamic and evolves too quickly," Wood said.

Then, as the FCC appeared ready to reclassify broadband, providers called for the agency to adopt a few bright-line rules "and never touch it again," he added. "What [the ISPs] really don't like is effective power to prevent harm."

 

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