FCC will seek input on 'pay-for-priority' Net neutrality proposal | Networking – InfoWorld.

Digital rights groups Public Knowledge and Free Press objected to the plan to allow commercial traffic management agreements, sometimes referred to as peering agreements.

The term “peering agreement” doesn’t feel right to describe what’s going on here since it has traditionally been used to describe the interconnections between network providers. A practice that has made the interconnectedness of the Internet possible. Peering agreements can still come in to play with net neutrality, but don’t play quite as large a role as bandwidth discrimination.