The plan outlined by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski includes five basic points: meaningful transparency; a ban on blocking lawful apps and services; a ban on unreasonable network management; an allowance for a certain amount of ISP network management; and rules governing wireless that calls for transparency and a basic no-blocking rule.Two Republican commissioners Robert McDowell and Meredith Attwell Baker have already said they oppose the chairman's "reckless" proposal which they will be asked to vote on, so the plan must have some merit. PCMag.com has the rundown.
The plan includes a ban on unreasonable network management and an allowance for some network policing. Blocking BitTorrent or Netflix or another program that eats up bandwidth? Unreasonable. Monitoring and adjusting your network to manage peak usage times or block harmful things like viruses and child porn? Go for it. "Reasonable network management is an important part of the proposal, recognizing that what is reasonable will take account of the network technology and architecture involved," Genachowski said.From Techeblog.com 15 facts about net neutrality: