“After a federal court said last month that the government couldn’t prohibit Internet providers from slowing or blocking Web traffic, at least one ISP is being accused of taking advantage of the ruling,” Brian Fung reports for The Washington Post.
“On Wednesday, a Texas man named David Raphael wrote on his blog that Verizon was intentionally throttling Netflix subscribers and other Internet users who rely on Amazon’s cloud computing service,” Fung reports. “Verizon quickly denied the complaint, saying it continues to treat all traffic equally.”
“Under the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules, broadband companies were forbidden from slowing down or blocking connections to content. That prohibition was struck by the D.C. Circuit court last month, enabling companies to legally throttle service if they chose. Verizon suggested in oral argument last fall that it was interested in different service models,” Fung reports. “‘I’m authorized to state from my client today that but for these rules we would be exploring those types of arrangements,’ said Verizon’s lawyer, Helgi Walker.”
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