FCC released publicly the net neutrality order

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As a first reaction, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, a trade group representing large cable providers, said in a statement: (the document) “only confirms our fear that the commission has gone well beyond creating enforceable open Internet rules, and has instead instituted a regulatory regime change for the Internet that will lead to years of litigation, serious collateral consequences for consumers, and ongoing market uncertainty.” Voices against the FCC net neutrality order were heard too in the House of Representatives and Senate. In the spirit of this order, “broadband providers are prohibited from blocking or throttling legal Web traffic and from accepting payment to prioritize traffic.” The order focuses on three specific rules for internet service: no blocking, no throttling, and no paid prioritization. The commission does still allow internet providers to perform “reasonable network management,” which might affect service, but “reasonable” is defined as “something that primarily has a technical justification, not something that has a business purpose”. In a final presumption, FCC said that “open and unfettered communications are essential to freedom of expression in the 21st century.”

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