Monday, September 15, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Microsoft To Hold Next-generation Windows Event
Apple Lets You Remove U2's Gift Album From iTunes
Phones 4u Files For Administration
New DisplayPort 1.3 To DRive 5K Displays
Microsoft to Buy Minecraft maker Mojang
Pre-orders for New iPhones Top Four Million in First 24 Hours
Panasonic Reveals The Lumix DMC-LX100, Lumix DMC-GM5 Cameras And the DMC-CM1 Smartphone
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, PowerShot G7 X, PowerShot SX60 and PowerShot N2 Cameras Unveiled At Photokina
Active Discussions
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
Video editing software.
 Home > News > General Computing > FCC Vot...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, May 15, 2014
FCC Votes For New 'Net Neutrality' Rules


U.S. telecommunications regulators on Thursday formally proposed new "net neutrality" rules that would allow telecommunications and broadband providers to charge content providers for preferential treatment across their respective networks.

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has come under fire from consumer advocates and technology companies for proposing to allow deals in which content companies could pay broadband providers to prioritize traffic on their networks.

This strategy is already being demonstrated by Netflix and Comcast, although executives at the online streaming giant have publicly complained about having to resort to this practice.

At the same time, the FCC also ruled that broadband companies could not slow down or altogether block incoming traffic outright.

The Federal Communications Commission decided in a 3-2 vote to advance the proposal and begin formally seeking for public comment.

Critics worry the rules would allow companies to pay up and slower traffic for others.

The FCC's proposal tentatively concludes that "priority service offered exclusively by a broadband provider to an affiliate should be considered illegal until proven otherwise."

In addition, internet service providers (ISPs) will need to disclose all "relevant information" and policies for governing networks.

The FCC also stipulated that ISPs cannot "act in a commercially unreasonable manner," meaning ISPs can't block legal content nor can they favor traffic from one entity over another.

Technology companies, including Google and Facebook have spoken out against allowing pay-for-priority, although they have not called for reclassification.

The FCC also today voted to limit how much spectrum Verizon Communications and AT&T will be able to buy in next year's auction of wireless airwaves.

The approved plan will reserve part of the spectrum in each market for wireless carriers that do not already have substantial blocks of low-frequency airwaves there, restricting Verizon and AT&T participation.




Previous
Next
Sony Adds New Pocket-Sized RX100 III Camera to Cyber-shot RX Line        All News        Far Cry 4 Coming in November
Adobe's Creative Cloud Hit By Outage     General Computing News      MediaTek, SK Hynix, AMD, and Micron Sales Surge in 1Q14

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
FCC Says US Gains Internet Speeds
FCC To Examine Slow Internet Speeds
FCC Said To Revise Internet Rules
Online Giants Warn FCC To Scrap Net Neutrality Plan
FCC Opens More Spectrum For Faster Wi-Fi
FCC Urges wireless carriers To Agree on Phone Unlocking Policy
FCC to auction H block Spectrum Next Year
FCC Chairman Genachowski To Step Down In Coming Weeks
FCC Approves Dish Request And Spectrum Sale
FCC Frees Up 30 MHZ Of Broadband Spectrum
FCC To Boost Mobile Carriers' Spectrum
FCC To Expand Spectrum Access

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .