FCC, neutralidad de la red y precedentes “comercialmente razonables”

la puerta giratoria del lobby

Finalmente la FCC presentó su plan para la neutralidad de la red y su propuesta, redactada por Tom Wheeler, es tan ridícula que prefiero no opinar; solo me gustaría recortar un par de frases de una genial pieza de opinión del New York Times:

This would be a totally new approach to Internet service. It would essentially give broadband companies the right to create the digital equivalent of high-occupancy vehicle lanes for content providers, like Netflix and Amazon, wealthy enough to pay a toll.

In this new world, smaller content providers and start-ups that could not pay for preferential treatment might not be able to compete because their delivery speeds would be much slower. And consumers would have to pay more because any company that agrees to strike deals with phone and cable companies would undoubtedly pass on those costs to their users.

Y ahora, la ley propuesta por la FCC, lo que ellos denominan “comercialmente razonable” para permitir este tipo de acuerdos comerciales tiene el precedente de Netflix y su acuerdo con Comcast donde un proveedor de contenidos dió pie a decir “¿ven que se puede pagar para tener mejor calidad?”… ah, ¿en serio me discuten sobre el poder de lobby?

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