It’s not clear what the FCC is going to do with regards to the open Internet, net neutrality, and Title II re-classification of Internet service providers. But on at least one point, they’ve made the right call for consumers, in defining “broadband” to mean a minimum of 25Mbps down and 3 Mbps up. ISPs had lobbied hard against this change, because it will mean more work for them. Consumers should applaud it, because it will mean faster speeds for everyone in the country.
The best part about this, however, is FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s mockery of the ISPs. He took the time to compare claims the ISPs made to the FCC vs. their own advertising. In short, there was just a wee bit of hypocrisy. Thankfully, someone in a position of power noticed, called it out, and acted upon it.