The FCC passed new rules, in a 3-2 vote, that will regulate ISPs under title II as common carriers. The decision has been long awaited, and now that it’s here, the next phase in the battle begins. It is likely that Verizon, along with others, will appeal this ruling in coming months. Opponents of the decision accuse the FCC’s new powers as being to broad reaching. Even one-time staunch supporter NetFlix seems to have flipped their views since the decision was made.
The only clear detail in this debate is that the fight over net neutrality will continue for years to come. So sit down and enjoy the unpredictable ride. In the meantime, here are some interesting articles about the debate surrounding the recent ruling: