Net Neutrality 2014: D.C. Circuit Tosses Most of the FCC's "Open Internet" Rules [telecom]

By Paul J. Feldman, CommLawBlog, January 16, 2014

| Court affirms FCC's authority to engage in some Internet | regulation, but FCC faces complex choices on next moves. | | In the war over how, if at all, the Internet will be regulated, a | major battle has been decided. Both sides can claim victory to some | degree, but no knockout punch was landed: the war wages on. | | The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has struck | down the core "anti-blocking" and "anti-discrimination" elements of | the FCC's Open Internet rules. At the same time, the Court agreed | with a crucial aspect of the FCC's strategy: the Court held that | the FCC does have the authority to regulate Internet traffic | management under Section 706 of the Communications Act. While that | affords the Commission at least a ray of hope going forward, how | the FCC might utilize that authority remains to be seen.


formatting link

***** Moderator's Note *****

Does this mean that NetFlix will have to pay a tithe to my ISP?

Bill Horne Moderator

Reply to
Neal McLain
Loading thread data ... Forums website is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.