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KBode
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9/28/2015 | 12:11:05 PM
Re: First of many?
Yeah I'm not sure. Despite all the hand-wringing from ISPs, there's only a few key things the FCC seems to object to now:

 

1. Outright blocking of sites, which no ISPs do.

2. Outright throttling of competing services, which ISPs can dodge by stating it's just smart engineering and de-prioritization, not "throttling." 

3. Using network management that you don't disclose to the end user.

 

I think you'd only run afoul of the FCC at this point if you're not transparent with what you're doing network management wise, or you take direct and obvious action against a competing service. The FCC even seems ok with zero rating of apps, despite the bad precedent I think this can potentially create where some deeper-pocketed content companies can pay to get priority marketing and attention.
mendyk
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9/27/2015 | 1:49:00 PM
Re: First of many?
It was more a question than a point. Service quality for mobile networks remains relatively lacking, mainly because of capacity, congestion, and coverage issues. I would imagine that some objections would be raised to traffic prioritization, and the question is whether there's a basis for raising the objection in the guise of net neutrality rules.
KBode
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KBode,
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9/27/2015 | 10:50:16 AM
Re: First of many?
I don't see where you'd run into net neutrality complaints over a service of this type? Could you elaborate on your thinking?
mendyk
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mendyk,
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9/24/2015 | 9:00:50 AM
Re: First of many?
Given the still-questionable state of service quality on mobile networks, it's possible that some advocacy groups could raise a fuss over service segregation, even if it is done under the guise of a private network. We'll see.
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9/24/2015 | 7:15:19 AM
Re: First of many?
mendyk -- that's a valid question. I don't fully understand how the U.S. net neutrality rules are supposed to work, but there are potentially issues for wireless access down the road.  

In this case -- IOT services -- there doesn't look to be an issue.

It would be a shame if technical features (such as bearer prioritization) baked-in to 4G-LTE cannot be put to commercial use, so let's hope it doesn't come to that.
DHagar
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9/23/2015 | 5:30:53 PM
Re: First of many?
Phil_Britt, I am also wondering if this is just a leader for Verizon to attract customers and position themselves as they move to take the lead with 5G?  My question is, how are they designing the transition and positioning to take the lead and stay the leader in the newy evolving wireless and IoT markets?
mendyk
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mendyk,
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9/23/2015 | 2:43:39 PM
Re: First of many?
OK -- thanks for explaining.
cnwedit
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9/23/2015 | 2:41:50 PM
Re: First of many?
But it's a private network service - not a public Internet service. Businesses today prioritize their traffic on MPLS offerings, the only difference is this one is using wireless access. 
mendyk
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9/23/2015 | 12:02:31 PM
Re: First of many?
I'm wondering about it because it is a data service that may traverse the Internet at some point. And, yes, also because network coverage and performance is suboptimal -- which is why this type of service is being created.
cnwedit
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9/23/2015 | 11:58:16 AM
Re: First of many?
Hmm, hadn't thought of that, but it's hard to imagine how Net Neutrality could be imposed on this any more than it's imposed on class of service offerings over the wireline network, which are common today. 

You think because it's wireless spectrum and that's in shorter supply?
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