The Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules take effect Friday this week, and they’ve already had a noticeable impact on the behavior of Internet service providers.
The FCC passed the rules on February 26, but they didn’t get published in the Federal Register until April 13. The publication date started the 60-day waiting period until the rules take effect, and it has been a busy two months.
The latest news occurred today when AT&T and network operator Cogent announced a new interconnection agreement for exchanging Internet traffic. If AT&T Internet users were experiencing trouble reaching websites, this could resolve that problem for any Internet traffic traveling from Cogent to AT&T.
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