FCC getting ready to rule on IP throttling

Interesting to read in the New York Times yesterday that the Federal Communications Commission in the US is planning to rule on whether ISPs can throttle bandwidth to heavy user punters.

It's looking like the FCC is going to come down against the ISPs, who want to keep the ability to throttle users of file-sharing and IPTV services.

You can bet your bottom dollar there will lotsa squealing going on in the world of US ISPs, as well as bit of quaking-in-the-boots-erama amongst Internet providers on this side of the Atlantic.

Longer term, you can expect monthly rates for broadband to become a lot more transparent, with rates based on usage, as ISPs start to charge for Net usage like other utilities.

Which is actually bad news, I reckon. But what do I know. Read more on this fascinating topic here...