The Senate is expected to decide as early as Wednesday whether to throw out the Federal Communication Commission’s “net neutrality” rules before they go into effect Nov. 20. The Los Angeles Times editorial board member Jon Healey explains the debate around the FCC’s proposed rules and does as good a job of summarizing the issues as I have seen.
- Backgrounder on ‘net neutrality’, By Jon Healey, Los Angeles Times (Nov 9, 2011)
The stakes are high for the phone and cable companies that sell Internet access services, as well as the companies that offer content and services through the Internet.
… In essence, the debate boils down to a question of what freedom online is most worth preserving: the freedom from regulation, or the freedom from interference by ISPs.