Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

The FCC’s Rules for Net Neutrality Are Now Public

And, surprising absolutely nobody, they’re perfectly reasonable. If you don’t want to read all 400 pages (PDF), Jacob Kastrenakes of the Verge has a decent summary:

The order focuses on three specific rules for internet service: no blocking, no throttling, and no paid prioritization. “A person engaged in the provision of broadband internet access service, insofar as such person is so engaged, shall not impair or degrade lawful internet traffic on the basis of internet content, application, or service, or use of a non-harmful device, subject to reasonable network management,” the order states, while outlining its rules against throttling.

This is absolutely reasonable. I get that some people in the United States are especially cynical about regulatory bodies, but this is agreeable.