Karen Zacharia - Verizon_-Net_Neutrality_Ex_Parte_--_May_14__2014_(final).pdf

Finally, reclassification of broadband Internet access would fail to achieve the result its proponents seek. A central claim of those advocating the Title II approach is that alternative approaches (such as reliance on Section 706) would permit some disparate treatment of Internet traffic flows, whereas reclassification would not. That is wrong, and ignores the long history of common carrier services in which differential pricing and differential treatment of traffic has been expressly permitted. Section 202(a) of the Act –Title II’s principal anti-discrimination provision –prohibits only “unjust or unreasonable discriminationin charges, practices, classifications, regulations, facilities, or services.”13Likewise, the Act expressly permits different pricing for different classes of customers, and expressly allows two-sided pricing, such as the pricing model that has existed for telephone services for decades where both customers and long distance providers contribute to the cost of providing local telephone service.

Karen Zacharia - Verizon_-Net_Neutrality_Ex_Parte_--_May_14__2014_(final).pdf Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 10:51pm