Key Provisions and Rules of the FCC’s Open Internet Order

American Everyman

UPDATE: see updates at end of excerpt

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(the following excepts come from the FCC’s website. I am still trying to find the 317 page document)

New Rules to Protect an Open Internet While the FCC’s 2010 Open Internet rules had limited applicability to mobile broadband, the new rules— in their entirety—would apply to fixed and mobile broadband alike, recognizing advances in technology and the growing significance of wireless broadband access in recent years (while recognizing the importance of reasonable network management and its specific application to mobile and unlicensed Wi- Fi networks). The Order protects consumers no matter how they access the Internet, whether on a desktop computer or a mobile device.

Bright Line Rules: The first three rules ban practices that are known to harm the Open Internet:

  1. No Blocking: broadband providers may not block access to legal content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices.
  2. No Throttling: broadband…

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