TeleFrieden: New Video Streaming Options and Network Neutrality: "The 2015 Open Internet Order generally prohibits paid prioritization and establishes a “no-unreasonable interference/disadvantage” standard for ISP treatment of upstream traffic, like that flowing from content sources. This probably means that the FCC will want to make sure that specialized routing arrangements are technically necessary on quality of service grounds and not simply a construct to favor traffic of affiliates, or surcharge payers. Sponsored data arrangements also fit into this category.
Does an ISP simply partition generic bandwidth and call it a specialized network, or does the ISPs really and truly do something by way of dedicated, management? Bear in mind that some way, somehow the FCC has avoided having to examine the functions and services performed by proxy server/CDN companies like Akamai. Does an ISP simply have to show it operates like Akamai, but extends the value added, specialized features for the link downstream to end users?" 'via Blog this'