Oh, Phew: Net to Remain Neutral
Here’s cause for celebration: the FCC just passed its Net Neutrality regulations (2 Democrats voting yes, 2 Republicans voting no, FCC voting yes to make it 3-2). This prevents ISPs like Comcast from interfering with internet bandwidth. Thanks to Net Neutrality, I’m able to post this, and you’re able to read it:
You suck, Comcast.
Of course, there’s more to it than that and it will require some parsing, and I’m sure that Dylan Kinnett, the Real Pants web guru, will write more about it in the future.
But while we’re on the subject, why does broadband service for consumers in the US cost so much more than in other countries, for so much less speed? (Answer: deregulation.)
I’m not connecting these stats to Net Neutrality, except insofar as I’m glad this plan was passed today to keep that chart from looking any worse, which it would.