Earlier this month, an American Federal court ruled that the Federal Communications Commission(FCC) has limited power over Web traffic.
The court ruling was a victory for Internet Service Providers (ISPs), who won’t be hindered by FCC regulations. Now ISPs can block or slow specific internet sites, or charge other sites (such as Youtube) to deliver its content faster.
But what does this mean for Internet users? What does it mean for the debate surrounding Net Neutrality?
It means if an ISP arbitrarily decides it doesn’t like a certain website (like when Comcast blocked BitTorrent) the Interner user is in trouble. I wouldn’t want the data I receive and send from sites inspected. But this is exactly what happens.
ISPs are allowed to inspect packets and block whichever sites they want! (What is deep-packet inspection?)