Vermischte Lesehinweise (23): Schwerpunkt USA

Die FCC hat gestern (mit 3:2 Stimmen) neue Regeln zur Netzneutralität angenommen, die niemanden recht glücklich machen (FCC-Chairman Genachowski spricht das in seinem Statement auch an: "To some, unless their test is met, open Internet rules are 'fake net neutrality.' To others, unless their test is met, open internet rules are 'a government takeover of the Internet.' For myself, I reject both extremes ..."); die "Rules" selbst sind noch nicht online, die wichtigsten Passagen finden sich aber in der Presseaussendung (Word Dokument): Rule 1: Transparency: A person engaged in the provision of broadband Internet access service shall publicly disclose accurate information regarding the network management practices, performance, and commercial terms of its broadband Internet access services sufficient for consumers to make informed choices regarding use of such services and for content, application, service, and device providers to develop, market, and maintain Internet offerings Rule 2: No Blocking: A person engaged in the provision of fixed broadband Internet access service, insofar as such person is so engaged, shall not block lawful content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices, subject to reasonable network management. A person engaged in the provision of mobile broadband Internet access service, insofar as such person is so engaged, shall not block consumers from accessing lawful websites, subject to reasonable network management; nor shall such person block applications that compete with the provider’s voice or video telephony services, subject to reasonable network Rule 3: No Unreasonable Discrimination: A person engaged in the provision of fixed broadband Internet access service, insofar as such person is so engaged, shall not unreasonably discriminate in transmitting lawful network traffic over a consumer’s broadband Internet access service. Reasonable network management shall not constitute unreasonable discrimination ...Zum vollständigen Artikel

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