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Mozilla Offers FCC a Net Neutrality Plan With a Twist 123

Posted by samzenpus
from the how-about-this? dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The Mozilla Foundation is filing a petition asking the FCC to declare that ISPs are common carriers, with a twist. 'The FCC doesn't have to reclassify the Internet access ISPs offer consumers as a telecommunications service subject to common carrier regulations under Title II of the Communications Act, Mozilla says. Instead, the FCC should target the service ISPs offer to edge providers like Netflix and Dropbox, who need to send their bits over ISP networks to reach their customers. Classifying the ISP/edge provider relationship as a common carrier service will be a little cleaner since the FCC wouldn't have to undo several decade-old orders that classified broadband as an "information" service rather than telecommunications, Mozilla argues.'" Here's the Mozilla blog post and the 13-page petition.
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Mozilla Offers FCC a Net Neutrality Plan With a Twist

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  • Re:ISPs are Shady (Score:4, Interesting)

    by GameboyRMH (1153867) <> on Monday May 05, 2014 @01:55PM (#46920837) Journal

    Reminds me of the "Oh yeah!? Well I bet you had to wait for it!" punchline from jokes about US vs. Canadian health care.

  • by fightinfilipino (1449273) on Monday May 05, 2014 @02:20PM (#46921051) Homepage
    sign this petition to get Tom Wheeler and any other cableco/telco lobbyist out of the FCC: []
  • by alen (225700) on Monday May 05, 2014 @03:20PM (#46921525)

    they all said they had no problem with netflix on other CDN's
    netflix refuses to pay any money to ISP's to host their CDN, unlike other CDN's

    they are trying to get a better deal than their competition

  • by ArhcAngel (247594) on Monday May 05, 2014 @05:50PM (#46923105)
    Why don't you read what someone at Level 3 [] has to say about the issue?

    "Level 3 has 51 peers that are interconnected in 45 cities through over 1,360 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports"
    "The average utilization across all those interconnected ports is 36 percent."
    "A port that is on average utilised at 90 percent will be saturated, dropping packets, for several hours a day. We have congested ports saturated to those levels with 12 of our 51 peers. Six of those 12 have a single congested port, and we are both (Level 3 and our peer) in the process of making upgrades – this is business as usual and happens occasionally as traffic swings around the Internet as customers change providers."
    "the remaining six peers with congestion on almost all of the interconnect ports between us. Congestion that is permanent, has been in place for well over a year and where our peer refuses to augment capacity. They are deliberately harming the service they deliver to their paying customers. They are not allowing us to fulfil the requests their customers make for content."
    "Five of those congested peers are in the United States and one is in Europe."

    Five major US ISP's all deliberately refusing to upgrade their interconnect. How many "major" ISP's do you know of in the US?

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