Paid Prioritization: The Antithesis of Openness on the Internet

Paid prioritization is a financial arrangement where a third-party content owner can pay an ISP to “cut to the front of the line” at congested nodes, or where an ISP engages in “vertical prioritization” by favoring its own content. Paid prioritization is the antithesis to openness, and any regulatory framework that does not presume that such arrangements are harmful to consumers and competition is not real Net Neutrality -- it’s fake Net Neutrality trying to pass as protections that will actually preserve the open Internet.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good