Since 1980, the FCC has divided communication services into basic and enhanced categories; phone lines, with their “pure” transmission, are basic, while services like web hosting, which process information, are enhanced. Only basic services are subject to what are known as common carrier laws, which stop carriers from discriminating against or refusing service to customers.

Didn't know that, interesting. Wonder if we're heading toward a re-definition.

posted by ecib: 1829 days ago