FCC UPHOLDS NET NEUTRALITY BY ORDERING REMOVAL OF TRANSFER BARRIERS

Net neutrality is the notion that Internet providers must transmit all content at equal speed. In August 2008, the FCC issued a ruling, stating that Internet service providers cannot intentionally degrade any applications, that such activities amount to discrimination and do not constitute proper network management. The FCC, upholding the principle of net neutrality, also issued an injunction against Comcast activities in this regard.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Was the August 2008 decision of the FCC unanimous?
What were the reactions of other telecommunication providers to the FCC decision?
Do Internet providers other than Comcast engage in blocking tactics, and if so, what impact will the August 2008 decisions of the FCC have on them?
Have there been any legislative efforts to impose laws upholding net neutrality?

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