In the US,
Broadband services were once regulated differently according to the technology on which they were propagated. While cable Internet has always been classified by the
FCC as an
information service free of most regulation,
DSL was once regulated as a
telecommunications service subject to
unbundling requirements. As the two types of networks have increasingly provided the same services, it has become difficult to justify different sets of rules, leading to the question of which rules should apply to both.