And here is the underlying problem with a good chunk of FCC regulation.
Basically, you can do anything you want until they decide it is against an arbitrary regulation. Then they can not only stop you from doing it, but fine you for having done it.
i call bullshit.
Think of the "decency" statues for broadcast TV. Sometimes you can swear (playing Saving Private Ryan) sometimes you can't (some random award show) Sometimes you can show nudity (NYPD Blue) sometimes you can't (Superbowl?) The FCC will let you know you violated the unspecified rules via a fine
well after the fact.
guess what, they have very detailed rules on decency and guess what, it actually makes sense. what is required to be censored is based on context! what context? well, the rating of the show, time it's broadcast and if it's a public broadcast or not and some other things that are well documented. fun fact, if you don't know if what you are going to show will violate the rules, you can ask them!
This is the regulatory regime being imposed on the business practices of ISPs.
the rules they have put forth are exceptionally simple. all they have to do is not limit the speed of the connection based on the connection endpoint. seriously, that's it! they can restrict your speed out the wazoo based on any criteria except the endpoint. want to slow down HTTP traffic? you can do that! however, you can't make it faster for XYZ because XYZ gave you money.
I don't like the big ISPs screwing around with the internet just as most anyone else, but this type of regulation is bonkers.
i'll take "bonkers" regulation over blatant abuse any day. then again, maybe you just haven't read all 300 pages, so you dont really know facts.