Understanding Net Neutrality and the Impact of the Recent FCC Ruling
Network Neutrality equates to treating all data on the Internet the same. It is a simple phrase that describes the complex issues surrounding equal access to Internet resources. In the current public discourse, it describes regulations that provide end-users with an open and equal environment in which ISPs are prohibited from charging premiums, shaping, slowing, or blocking access to Internet resources.
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Prepared for Mind Commerce by leading expert, John Bysinger, Understanding Net Neutrality and the Impact of the Recent FCC Ruling, provides a technical background and description of the challenges, discussion of points of debate, description of the rules themselves, understanding the FCC leadership team, the future impact of the changes, guidelines for acting on legislation and evaluations of how ISPs, consumers, and politicians will react to the change.
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• Gain insights into the complexities of Net Neutrality
• Learn the near-term, mid-term, and long-term impacts of the ruling
• Understand how and why near-term winners will be Large, last-mile ISPs, fiber, cable, and DSL providers
• Identify important business decisions necessary within the new landscape of Internet access and services
Table of Contents
Part I - Understanding the Internet
Part II - Understanding the motivation behind Network Neutrality
What is Title II?
What is the 1996 Telecommunications Act?
Timeline of Internet Regulation Actions
1934 June 19th:
2002 October 1st:
2003 January 12th:
2005 March 5th:
2005 June 27th:
2005 September 23rd:
2005 November 6th:
2006 May 1st:
2007 February 7th:
2007 September 1st:
2007 October 23rd:
2008 January 9th:
2008 August 1st:
2009 October 22nd:
2010 December 21st:
2011 November 20th:
2012 September 18th:
2013 January 16th:
2013 November 4th:
2014 January 8th:
2014 January 14th:
2014 February 19th:
2014 June 1st:
2014 June 13th:
2014 June 17th:
2014 June 18th:
2014 September 10th:
2014, November 10th:
2015 February 4th:
2015 February 26th:
2015 March 12th:
2017 January 23rd:
2017 April 26th:
2017 May 18th:
2017 December 14th:
Part III - The Illusion of Choice and Freedom (what went wrong)
Part IV Common Arguments for Network Neutrality
Fast Lane Definition:
Slow Lane Definition:
All data should be treated equally
Data Equality Definition:
Shaping requires inspecting your data
Shaping Exposes your Data, Definition:
Paid Service packages
Paid Service Packages Definition:
Important for Small Businesses and Startups
Important for Small Business and Startups, Definition:
Part V Common Arguments Against Network Neutrality
Title II is Antiquated
The 1996 Telecommunications Act Dictates an Unfettered, Unregulated Internet
Rules have Discouraged Investment in Infrastructure
The Internet wasn’t Broken before 2015
The 2015 act Usurped the FTCs Authority
Part VII - Why Adding Regulations also is Not the Answer
Part VII – What the Recent FCC Ruling Does
Analysis of the Ruling
Statements of the FCC Leadership
Ajit Pai, FCC Chairman
Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
Michael O’Rielly, FCC Commissioner
Brendan Carr, FCC Commissioner
Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC Commissioner
Part VIII - Why Net Neutrality is Obsolete
4G/LTE changes everything
Part IX - Why the Future of the Internet takes care of the Problem
Part X - Guiding Principles for Understanding Legislation
Guiding Principles for Public Action
Part XI - Evaluating the Impact on Market Behavior
Expected ISP Behavior
Near Term: Today through First Violation.
Mid-term: First Violation through Next Generation Competition.
Next Generation Competition through Long-term.
Expected Consumer Behavior
Near-term: Today through the First Big FCC/FTC Ruling
Consumer VPN Service Growth.
Mid-term, Violation through Competition
Competition through Long Term
Expected Political Behavior
Part XII – Final Words
Appendix A: Cost, Data, Usage Analysis of Portugal’s MEO ISP
So Why is MEO building these plans?
Appendix B – Bibliography and Additional Resources.