Yesterday’s FCC vote on net neutrality

There has been a lot of misinformation in the blogosphere about the implications of yesterday’s vote. The linked post made the most sense to me, did a good job of laying things out.

  • The Reader’s Digest version of what happened today is that they voted to allow a ~4 month public input period on the proposed rules. The three Democrats, including the Commissioner himself, voted to allow public input. The Republicans didn’t. If the vote went the other way they’d go directly into drawing up the actual rules based entirely on the proposal without our being able to voice our opinion. What happened yesterday was a good thing.

    That article is indeed good. Unfortunately many will not read it nor attempt to discover the real truth behind these rules and spam the FCC’s inbox with meaningless complaints that don’t address anything in the proposed rules.