One big case that can affect Net Neutrality is the AT&T proposed buyout of BellSouth. There is news that AT&T has made big concessions to network neutrality, but early reports from those who’ve looked at their memo carefully show that AT&T is not making any concessions at all. According to TechDirt, “AT&T promises not to violate network neutrality on a network they never intended to use that way, and carves out permission to use it on their new network, where they had planned all along to set up additional tollbooths.”
- And By The Time Anyone Reads The Sneaky Fine Print On AT&T’s Concessions, The Merger Will Be Done TechDirt (December 29th, 2006)
And David S. Isenberg has more details and links.
- Loophole watch in AT&T-BellSouth merger by isen, December 29, 2006