Net Neutrality Is Back! For Now.

Net neutrality experts like Stanford professor Barbara van Schewick had expressed concerns that the new rules were somewhat weaker than the original. She was particularly concerned that the rules opened the door to allowing ISPs to charge consumers extra if they wanted particular apps and services to operate in priority fast lanes, opening the door to anti-competitive behavior.

She and other telecom policy lawyers are still dissecting the final order, so it’s not yet clear if those concerns have been addressed (I’ll write a follow up post on loopholes once legal experts have had some time to digest the legal fine print).