Today, the FCC passed a ruling that creates a Network Neutrality framework and provides guidance on “acceptable” practices for broadband service providers. There are several key tenets that we take away from the ruling, which have very positive implications for Procera.
1) Application blocking is prohibited for lawful applications and content – because providers already follow this standard in the US, this is not a big change. This does, however, imply that there is an opportunity for service providers to block unlawful applications or content in the future (child pornography for example), either by default or as an opt-in service.
2) Transparency is a must – to achieve transparency providers must disclose their network management procedures. This has become a common practice since the beginning of the Network Neutrality debate and will not be a big change for major providers. Read more [+]