So here I am asking Jon Gabriel for his source for his quote…
the commission will simply require Internet service providers to be transparent about their service offerings
…that was part of his pinned tweet article, End net neutrality. Federal meddling can’t improve the Internet.
He would only offer a link to the FCC press release. Everyone who’s for ending net neutrality hasn’t given one valid reason on how it’s pro-consumers.
I only stumbled upon the article after Ajit Pai retweeted it.
The “transparency” only means that the ISPs will need to publicly disclose what services they offer. They don’t need to be transparent when throttling Internet traffic or when they’re giving priority to the companies that pay them for access to the fast lanes.
Since Comcast and NBC are one in the same these days, you better believe that Netflix is going to be in the slow lane while NBC’s streaming shows are gonna be in the fast lane. Maybe if Netflix pays up Comcast will give them a speed boost. And is Netflix going to simply absorb this cost? Nah, they’ll pass it on to their customers.
Also, from earlier in Gabriel’s article:
Following decades of exploding Internet growth, the government interjected itself with a barrage of new rules to stop an imaginary threat. As Pai put it, net neutrality “is a solution that won’t work to a problem that simply doesn’t exist.”
This threat isn’t imaginary. Before Net Neutrality was repealed today T-Mobile had carefully been giving partners no-data counts for their services. AT&T was in trouble with the government for giving Dish special treatment on its network. Telecoms are always looking for ways to maximize their profits.
I wonder how much the big telecoms paid Gabriel for his article. 🤔
I also found it disheartening that Apple, Google, etc. were quiet today while the FCC were voting to repeal. They have deep pockets and can afford to pay to get their music streaming. Have you ever heard of Bandcamp? Maybe not, they’re smaller but they pay artists on their site 80-85% of however much people spend. I wonder if they’ll be able to keep going when Verizon smacks them with the throttle bill.
In related new: State attorneys general line up to sue FCC over net neutrality repeal.