Network neutrality rules need to apply equally to the backbone and backhaul networks as to consumer facing ISPs. Otherwise, AT&T or Verizon will just move their funny business to their backbone network operations.
This "big idea"/"best practice" actually originated with the FCC's own Chairman. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski stated at the Congressional hearing on Thursday that the FCC should allow competition to solve problems whenever possible, and regulate only if there is market failure. The FCC should, for example, regulate the pricing of "special access" lines, because the ILECs are using high prices for these lines to cripple ...more »