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Gartner Invest Research Community Vision: FCC's Opponents Fight Back as Net Neutrality Advances

Published: 05 May 2015

ID: G00276386

Analyst(s): Wm. L. Hahn, Frank Marsala


The U.S. telecom regulator's latest order could have big implications for the broadband market, and its opponents have already filed lawsuits. Here, we give Gartner's analysis of the key aspects of the debate, and the implications for investors in broadband providers.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • What You Need to Know
  • The Starting Point
    • Gartner Analysis
    • A Brief History of Regulation
  • The FCC's Stance
    • No Blocking, No Throttling, No Paid Prioritization
    • The "No-Unreasonable Interference/Disadvantage Standard"
    • Rules Grounded in 706 and Title II
    • Mass Market Retail Rules and the Possible Inclusion of Interconnect
    • A Light Touch Approach
  • The Opponents' Stance
    • Gartner Analysis
    • Gartner Analysis
    • Gartner Analysis
  • Implications for Investors
  • Appendix

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