Summary Box: Federal court rules for Comcast, against FCC in key ‘net neutrality’ caseBy AP
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Summary Box: Federal court deals blow to FCC
THE COURT DECISION: The Federal Communications Commission lacks authority to order cable TV provider Comcast Corp. to follow “network neutrality” rules, which require broadband providers to treat all Internet traffic equally.
SETBACK FOR FCC: The ruling makes it difficult for the agency to mandate net neutrality for all broadband providers and to push some key recommendations in its national broadband plan.
WHAT’S NEXT: The FCC could appeal or ask Congress for the authority it needs. It could also reclassify broadband as a more heavily regulated telecommunications service.
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