Part of this story is easy: AT&T came up with a pretty good and serviceable definition of Net neutrality when it had to in order to get a merger through:
AT&T/BellSouth also commits that it will maintain a neutral network and neutral routing in its wireline broadband Internet access service. This’ commitment shall be satisfied by AT&T/BellSouth’s agreement not to provide or to sell to Internet content, application, or service providers, including those affiliated with AT&T/BellSouth, any service that privileges, degrades or prioritizes any packet transmitted over AT&T/BellSouth’s wireline broadband Internet access service based on its source, ownership or destination.
This is a big win. BUT there is apparently a major loophole further down in the proposal. See David Isenberg, Susan Crawford and David Burstein for the details… [Tags: net_neutrality david_isenberg at&t susan_crawford davie_burstein fcc ]
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