By Ellen S. Cohen
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5273 would prohibit a network provider from charging an independent applications provider for the delivery of traffic. All such charges would have to be imposed directly on end users. The current network configurations and service offerings of Verizon, AT and T, and Comcast would not appear to meet the requirements in these two network neutrality proposals because they all reserve significant bandwidth for their own video services and do not appear to make an equal amount of bandwidth available for other applications providers.
5273, but to move enforcement responsibility from the FCC to the antitrust agencies, which specialize in competition analysis and, in the case of the FTC, consumer protection analysis. R. 5417 also would have the effect of creating a private right of action by aggrieved applications providers. R. ” The Digital Age Communications Act of 2005 (S. C. ). It would prohibit unfair methods of competition, and give the FCC the authority to enforce the law. Specifically: • it shall be unlawful for any provider of electronic communication service to engage or participate, or attempt to engage or participate, in unfair methods of competition, or unfair or deceptive practices in or affecting electronic communications networks and electronic communications services; Access to Broadband Networks • • • • 21 the FCC may, by rule, define with specificity, the acts or practices that shall constitute unfair methods of competition or unfair or deceptive acts or practices; promulgated rules may include such requirements as the FCC determines necessary to prevent any methods, acts, or practices prohibited by this section; the FCC shall have no authority to issue rules that declare unlawful an act or practice on the grounds that such act or practice is an unfair method of competition or unfair or deceptive act or practice, except that the FCC may declare an act or practice unlawful if the FCC determines, based on a showing of clear and convincing evidence presented in a rulemaking proceeding that (i) marketplace competition is not sufficient to adequately protect consumer welfare, and (ii) such act or practice (I) causes or is likely to cause substantial injury to consumers, and (II) is not avoidable by consumers themselves and not outweighed by countervailing benefits to consumers or to competition; the FCC shall have authority to hear complaints from any party injured by a violation of the prohibitions established and to award damages to such injured party if the FCC determines that a violation has occurred.
It also appears to prohibit a network provider from reserving bandwidth for its own, or any other provider’s, applications. Referring to figure 1, an independent applications provider could still choose to purchase a direct connection to the service router in the network provider’s proprietary IP network, rather than routing its traffic through the internet backbone. But at that service router, all packets would have to be given the exact same priority, whatever the particular 18 Charles B. Goldfarb type of service that packet was providing, and whether that packet was carrying bits from the network provider’s own application, bits from the application of an independent applications provider that had a direct connection to the service router, or bits from the application of an independent service provider that had transmitted those bits through the internet backbone.
Broadband Internet: Access, Regulation and Policy by Ellen S. Cohen