So, Net Neutrality may not be getting the coverage “Bridgegate” in New Jersey and New York gets, even though it may mean blocking of lanes to the social web — and the rest of the internet at large.
The Net Neutrality ruling allows for the effects of provider control on user experience, but reads in part:
“Without broadband provider market power, consumers, of course, have options … They can go to another broadband provider if they want to reach particular edge providers or if their connections to particular edge providers have been degraded.”
Over on Twitter, sad internet freedom advocates were sad over the ruling:
In a huge win for telecoms cable companies, and a huge loss for internet users, court strikes down net neutrality https://t.co/fjoPsjMLvN
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 14, 2014
— violet blue ® (@violetblue) January 15, 2014
— Medium (@Medium) January 14, 2014
The decision to invalidate the FCC’s net neutrality rules could have a major impact on the future of the Internet https://t.co/rxu2Kn7oWL
— ReadWrite (@RWW) January 14, 2014
— HN from Y Combinator (@hnycombinator) January 14, 2014
Did your Twitter react poorly to the Net Neutrality decision?