Why everyone hates new net neutrality rules – even NN supporters
“No longer can you get to the same Internet via your mobile device as you can via your laptop,” complained Free Press.
In addition, “paid prioritization” is not banned and “will allow broadband providers to set up a toll road for the largest Internet content and application companies to pay for prioritized access to consumers on the network,” said Meinrath.
“Managed services” are still allowed over the last-mile broadband pipe, meaning that broadband operators can sell prioritized IP services of any kind. (“The new but not-yet-properly-defined ‘managed service’ exemption may amount to the first step down a slippery slope of non-neutral Internet services,” said one complainant.)
The rules are full of loopholes and uncertainty (what’s “reasonable,” for instance?). And the rules continue to use Title I authority for all this regulation, despite the fact that this was dealt a severe blow earlier this year by a DC Court; backers worry that even these limited net neutrality rules will simply be tossed by judges.