This morning, the FCC’s full Net Neutrality order has been published. If you want to read it, I’d suggest giving yourself a day or two to work your way through it. The openly available PDF file is around 400 pages long and will almost certainly send you to sleep at least once. Following this link will open the document directly on your browser.
Net Neutrality is one of those stories that went from something dull that no one cared about, to being one of the most talked about topics of the past twelve months. That’s mostly thanks to the insanely popular John Oliver video on the subject. But still, it’s an important issue that any American consumer should care about. Especially if they want the internet to remain an open and fair playground for all companies. Big and small.
Recently, the FCC voted 3-2 in favor of the new bill which would see the internet (fixed line and mobile) reclassified as a utility under Title II. And, while we’ve generally seen this as a good thing, none of us have been able to read the new rules to see exactly what the Commission is going to roll out.
T-Mobile’s response to the new bill was generally supportive, although John Legere has stated more than once that he’d like the internet to be an open space but without all the red tape applied by Title II.