Court Strikes Down FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

Jeff John Roberts, writing for Gigaom:

The upshot of Tuesday’s ruling is that it could open the door for internet giants like Verizon and Time Warner to cut deals with large content providers — say Disney or Netflix — to ensure that their web content was delivered faster and more reliably than other sites. This could not only restrict consumer choice but also provide a threat to smaller websites that do not have the resources to pay for any “express lanes” that the broadband providers choose to create.

Depressing news.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014