In yesterday’s Net neutrality ruling, “the US Federal Communications Commission has ruled in a vote of 3-2, that while fixed broadband lines require such neutrality, mobile broadband does not, as it is already ran on an open platform,” reports The Guardian.
The FCC went on to say:
“We recognize that there have been meaningful recent moves toward openness, including the introduction of open operating systems like Android. In addition, we anticipate soon seeing the effects on the market of the openness conditions we imposed on mobile providers that operate on upper 700 MHz C-Block spectrum, which includes Verizon Wireless, one of the largest mobile wireless carriers in the U.S.
“In light of these considerations, we conclude it is appropriate to take measured steps at this time to protect the openness of the Internet when accessed through mobile broadband.”
An overview of the FCC operations for yesterday can be found here.