As many of you likely already know, yesterday the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on Internet prioritization. During that hearing, BITAG’s 2015 report on differentiated treatment of Internet traffic was entered into the record (http://docs.house.gov/meetings/IF/IF16/20180417/108168/HHRG-115-IF16-20180417-SD103-U103.pdf). The BITAG report touches upon many different aspects of how Internet traffic can receive differential treatment, and gives a set of observations and best practice recommendations.
Now I do not want to weigh in to, or comment on, the substantive policy discussion that took place during yesterday’s hearing — as that is not BITAG’s remit nor expertise — but I do want to highlight how BITAG was first started in order to inject good consensus technical information into these related policy debates. Here, I am glad that our reports look to be continuing to help policymakers in this regard.
BITAG is working hard to provide more of the same moving forward, and I can only encourage regulators, policymakers, and the public to make further use of our technical reports.