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US FCC Will Step in on Web Neutrality if Needed

According to an article on Reuters this morning a top U.S. regulator on Monday said the U.S. Federal Communications Commission is ready to stop broadband providers from interfering with users’ access.

Many Internet service providers denied accusations it discriminates against users. We’ve heard a lot of press commenting on one provider in particular, while not mentioning any names, they’re sticking to their guns stating that they do not block or limit any access to any Web sites or online applications, including file sharing.

The FCC has been looking into complaints by consumer groups accusing such Internet service providers of blocking some file-sharing services which are used to distribute large digital media files such as TV shows and movies.

The network neutrality issue also has attracted the attention of lawmakers in Congress, who are weighing a net-neutrality bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week.
Critics of such an approach have argued that imposing network neutrality would hinder development of the Internet by creating uncertainty for investors and service providers.

What are your thoughts?

5 Responses

  1. Wednesday, March 07, 2007 I know we don’t need special net neutrality legislation because we’re all grownups here, and everyone of course will do the right thing. Naturally. Except Nebraska and South Carolina, where the local incumbent telecoms were all busy preventing Time Warner from gaining access to local lines, even though that kind of hanky panky is expressly prohibited by the FCC, as per Thomas Navin of the FCC’s wireline competition bureau, who just for the record let us know that all carriers, including voip internet phone companies , are Broadband Internet

  2. Uh sorry for posting here, can you please post a network status update to the forms? The last entry is from 10/2007.

    Something has been amiss for an hour now, even the serverbeach.com homepage won’t come up.

  3. i’m not in favor of a net neutrality bill, as it will require an enormous amount of resources to maintain. It will also invite the government into a potential position to start deciding what is good and bad traffic. Instead a bill should be drafted that encourages competition, make it worthwhile for businesses to fight for our dollars by providing the best service.

  4. Hi John. We are not aware of any network issues at the time of your post. If you haven’t done so already, please contact our technical support department via your MyServerBeach portal or by phone at 1-800-741-9939. Thanks!

  5. Very interesting topic you have here. I suggest whoever is concern regarding this matter, they should discuss the pros and cons of the subject matter.

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