FCC Announces “Net Neutrality” Order

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Net Neuter-ality?

Net Neuter-ality?

The FCC today released it’s “Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet” order, a.k.a. “Net Neutrality.”

Weighing in at nearly 600 pages, it is a monstrous behemoth. It’s important to note that the order was not unanimous among the commissioners (3-2).

Commissioners Pai and O’Rielly dissenting and issuing separate statements and included as an addendum inside the document. The contents of this dissent will be important for any legal challenges to the ruling.

Looks like I have a little light reading to do. I’ll post the links to the dissenting opinions when they’re published.

Update: 2015.03.13. The Register has posted a two-part quick-and-dirty summation of the rules. Part 1. Part 2.

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