Reportlinker Adds Service Providers Need to Evolve Along with Network Neutrality Rules

Jun 10, 2010, 12:02 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Service Providers Need to Evolve Along with Network Neutrality Rules

Executive Summary

Over the years, the global network neutrality debate has come to resemble more and more the Mad Hatter's Tea Party in Alice's Wonderland. Like the tea party, the discourse around network neutrality is confused and often very colored by preconceived biases, and it goes around and around in circles. And, we are still nowhere near a compromise, resolution or end to the debate. Nonetheless, there have been some significant, if not precedent-setting, developments around the network neutrality space that are worthy of review.

While network neutrality is often characterized as a U.S. phenomenon, this is not the case; it's just playing out under different guises in other parts of the world. And it's spilling into the wireless space, too. Whatever the terminology, operators and service providers of all kinds need to stay tuned as the debate unfolds in different parts of the world.

Regulators and governments are of course at the center of the story. Few though are tackling the issue head on, and instead, most are taking a piecemeal or reactionary approach. Examining network neutrality case by case is a prudent course at this time, but regulators and service providers around the world must also closely follow more holistic attempts to crack the network neutrality nut. To this end, this report provides an update on network neutrality developments in a selection of nations, from a selection of perspectives. This report is not an attempt to resolve the issue, but it does seek to provide a sense of the direction the debate is taking.

It's timely to update the status of the debate in selected nations, and our review necessarily begins in the U.S. We examine developments since the FCC ruled against Comcast's treatment of peer-to-peer (P2P) traffic last year and examine what's on both the FCC and legislative agendas in the U.S.

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Internet Access, ISP Industry: Service Providers Need to Evolve Along with Network Neutrality Rules

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