Court to FCC: You Don’t Have Power to Enforce Net Neutrality


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Courts to FCC “You Don’t Have Power to Enforce Net Neutrality”

Rule Of Law “Oh, yes, they do”

Communications carriers, as corporate creations of law are subject to the “rule of law” (ALL are treated equally, in terms of rights and responsibility, by law):

This does not prevent communications carriers from lawfully using “bandwidth throttling” to penalize those who have not paid for their fair share of bandwidth with a more premium service. Throttling is absolutely necessary for fair allocation of service bandwidth between users at any particular service level. Premium service fees are absolutely necessary for providers to afford the capital / operational expense of meeting increasing customer needs (service improvement).

You get what you pay for in a free market. Surely whatever residual capitalist sensibility still exists in the US gets this?