Appeals court shoots down FCC net neutrality rules [telecom]

By Steve Donohue, FierceCable, January 14, 2014

| In a big victory for broadband providers such as Verizon and | Comcast, the U.S. Court of Appeals ordered the FCC Tuesday to | rewrite network neutrality rules that have prevented ISPs from | discriminating against traffic from Netflix and other online | video providers. | | Verizon filed a lawsuit against the FCC in 2011 after the | commission adopted net neutrality rules, arguing that it | doesn't have the authority to regulate how it handles | broadband traffic. But the commission insisted that net | neutrality rules were required to protect competing providers, | and it noted in court filings that broadband providers | Comcast, Cox Communications and RCN had previously blocked | access to file-sharing services such as BitTorrent.


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