The concept of Net Neutrality was in the news earlier this month: a US federal court struck down the Net Neutrality rules that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had introduced in 2010.
On 16 January I spoke about the issue on ABC Radio National Breakfast with Jonathan Green, and here’s the audio.
A US Court of Appeals ruling in Washington DC is being seen as a major blow to proponents of an open internet.
In ruling described as “even more emphatic and disastrous than anyone expected”, the court found internet service providers had every right to play favourites with their clients.
That could mean slowing speeds for services in competition with their own services and potentially charging higher fees to allow access to premium speeds.
I must admit, I feel like I rambled a bit. As we started the conversation, my mobile phone link went dodgy, and the producer had to phone me back. We started the interview after a break — that’s been edited out of this version — but it threw me a bit. I’m not sure that I recovered.
Still, I think we got through the key points, and later in the morning I wrote something more coherent for Crikey, Net neutrality and why the internet might have just changed forever.
The audio is of course ©2014 Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and is served here directly from their website.