In order to protect consumers and achieve growth in the
industry the current FCC ruling decided on the following:
-In order to prevent Internet Service Providers from
throttling bandwidth the new order requires that ISPs
disclose information about their practices to consumers,
entrepreneurs, and the Commission, including any blocking,
throttling, paid prioritization, or affiliated
-In going back to the pre 2015 rules the FCC finds that
transparency, combined with market forces as well as
antitrust and consumer protection laws, achieve benefits
comparable to those of the 2015 “bright line” rules at lower
-This ruling also moves ISPs back to being as “Information
Service Providers” rather than “Telecommunication Service
Providers” where they could be managed as utilities.
Under this new rule it means that the FCC will be
getting out of the business of micromanaging ISPs.