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Präsident Barack Obama will strenge Regulierung der Netzneutralität

Barack Obama verlangt Regulierung der Netzneutraliät

Während bei uns in der Schweiz die grossen Internet-Provider wie Swisscom, upc-cableom, Sunrise oder Orange versuchen Verwirrung zu stiften, indem sie Behaupten sich für die Netzneutralität einzusetzen, obwohl offensichtlich das Gegenteil der Fall ist, erklärt der Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten Barack Obama, die Regulierung der Netzneutralität zum wichtigen Anliegen für die amerikanische Gesellschaft.

I believe the FCC should create a new set of rules protecting net neutrality and ensuring that neither the cable company nor the phone company will be able to act as a gatekeeper, restricting what you can do or see online. The rules I am asking for are simple, common-sense steps that reflect the Internet you and I use every day, and that some ISPs already observe. These bright-line rules include:

  • No blocking. If a consumer requests access to a website or service, and the content is legal, your ISP should not be permitted to block it. That way, every player — not just those commercially affiliated with an ISP — gets a fair shot at your business.
  • No throttling. Nor should ISPs be able to intentionally slow down some content or speed up others — through a process often called “throttling” — based on the type of service or your ISP’s preferences.
    Increased transparency. The connection between consumers and ISPs — the so-called “last mile” — is not the only place some sites might get special treatment. So, I am also asking the FCC to make full use of the transparency authorities the court recently upheld, and if necessary to apply net neutrality rules to points of interconnection between the ISP and the rest of the Internet.
  • No paid prioritization. Simply put: No service should be stuck in a “slow lane” because it does not pay a fee. That kind of gatekeeping would undermine the level playing field essential to the Internet’s growth. So, as I have before, I am asking for an explicit ban on paid prioritization and any other restriction that has a similar effect.

If carefully designed, these rules should not create any undue burden for ISPs, and can have clear, monitored exceptions for reasonable network management and for specialized services such as dedicated, mission-critical networks serving a hospital. But combined, these rules mean everything for preserving the Internet’s openness.

Hoffen wir, dass er mit seinem Kampf für die Netzneutraliltät erfolgreich sein wird und vor allem, dass es auch unseren Parlamentarieren im Ständerat klar wird, dass der Einsatz für eine gesetzlich gesicherte Netzneutralität ein Gebot der Stunde ist.

(via Thomas Mauch)

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