The following was written at PCMag by Peter Pachal:
“The FCC has posted the full text of its highly anticipated Net Neutrality order. The general principles and guidelines have been known since the commission voted 3-2 to go forward with its rules for preserving an open Internet, but the document posted this evening spells out the details.
For example, the rule that prohibits wireless Internet service providers from blocking access to specific services clarifies that it’s referring to voice and video telephony applications that may compete with the provider’s services. In fact, Skype is cited as being one of the services that’s been unfairly blocked on some provider networks.
The posted order also includes the dissenting statement from commissioner Meredith Baker, who opposed it. Baker’s statement outlines the opposition’s case: that consumers will not benefit from Net Neutrality, the order may inhibit innovation, and that the FCC lacks the authority to adopt the rules proposed.
The complete document is 194 pages long and can be viewed here as a PDF.”
Comment: Critics claim this move by the Obama administration was made to control expression and stifle creativitiy as if it would be strangled by an agency as dead as the Federal Post Office.