Wednesday, April 7, 2010

D.C. Circuit Holds That FCC Lacks Statutory Authority to Impose "Net Neutrality"

In an important decision yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held the the Federal Communications Commission lacks statutory authority to mandate "net neutrality," a principle that requires Internet service providers to treat all content providers equally. The decision could allow ISPs like Comcast to favor their own content or to charge content providers a fee for high-speed transmission, while relegating less-wealthy providers to the "slow lane." A New York Times report on the decision and its implications can be found here.

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