A federal appeals court today nullified key provisions of the FCC’s net neutrality rules, opening the door to a curated approach to internet delivery that allows broadband providers to block content or applications as they see fit.
In other words, this federal appeals court has nullified a few legal restrictions in place to prevent ISPs from restricting what sites you can or can not access. What this essentially means is that Verizon, AT&T or Comcast can now charge you extra for access to certain sites that might be in direct competition to their television services(e.g. Hulu, Netflix, or any another legal/illegal streaming service).
Here are the key provisions that were nullified:
*Wireline or fixed broadband providers may not block lawful content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices. Mobile broadband providers may not block lawful websites, or block applications that compete with their voice or video telephony services.
*Fixed broadband providers may not unreasonably discriminate in transmitting lawful network traffic. That rule, however, does not apply to wireless services.
I hope you like paying triple the price for a "premium" internet package to gain access to a lot of the same shit you were already accessing before! Its pretty much the same model as cable TV now, which is such a consumer friendly model...
Is it even worth debating anymore whether or not our Judicial branch has too much fucking power?