I was amused that some InformationWeek readers think that no provider should ever have to prioritize the traffic it delivers. Really? C’mon, guys.
All you would have to do is run a truly large network but have no authority over all of the end users for more than 35 seconds, and you’d know that the ability to prioritize or block traffic is absolutely necessary in order to serve the many when the few are acting up.
FCC abandoned the fight for net neutrality in 2002 when Chairman Michael Powell reclassified cable modem services as “information services” and eliminated the FCC’s authority to regulate them.