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Net Neutrality - take 2


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This thread is about the details of latest FCC effort for Net Neutrality starting in the Fall of 2023.

As always with S4Gru, we are interested more in the various proposed mechanics without the politics.  Hopefully the politicians are smart enough to realize that since the process will take years, it is best to go with a consensus approach.  Otherwise there will likely be no real impact. 

First up will be title 2, which gives the FCC enforcement powers over the industry.

A few articles to start your reading:

https://www.fiercetelecom.com/telecom/net-neutrality-back-table-fccs-rosenworcel-takes-stand

https://www.fcc.gov/document/chairwoman-rosenworcel-proposes-restore-net-neutrality-rules

https://www.telecompetitor.com/here-we-go-again-fcc-gets-set-to-re-impose-net-neutrality/

https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/fccs-carr-bashes-plan-reinstate-net-neutrality

 

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I would like to see a technical explanation as to how 5G network slicing is supposed to work with Net Neutrality.  My read on this which may be incorrect is that network slicing would only be allowed under net neutrality so long as the slice of the network is a private network but that seems to contradict the ability for the general public to use a public facing app from the app store that will run over the network slice.

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23 hours ago, radem said:

I would like to see a technical explanation as to how 5G network slicing is supposed to work with Net Neutrality.  My read on this which may be incorrect is that network slicing would only be allowed under net neutrality so long as the slice of the network is a private network but that seems to contradict the ability for the general public to use a public facing app from the app store that will run over the network slice.

I think their will be much more focus on enforcement, given the industries reputation of being close to used cars (but not as bad as economy airlines according to an AT&T commercial shown above ).

I do think there is a valid reason for having a low latency service higher priority service for gaming etc at a higher price, low priority with some guaranty of getting a reply for IOT and a much lower price, etc. 

Going beyond that, do the Bead subsidies (primarily for cable?) properly account for FWA?  Low orbit satellite performance needs to pass the test of time (how overloaded will it get with more customers versus a vast multitude of satellites).  Verizon's business model before n77 was definitely questionable -- most MVNOs would basically cease to function for standard data at busy sites.  How should service function at festivals and emergencies? Is disclosure enough? Can poor performance be documented away? What about "4th carrier" startups?  How to handle LTE phase outs for 5g SA which will eventually arrive?

Some of this is very akin to real time operating systems versus time sharing system debates tempered by the many bands that are available.

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