FCC Switches Gears In DC Circ. Net Neutrality Fight
By Erica Teichert
Law360, Washington (September 9, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission shocked two D.C. Circuit judges and Verizon Communications Inc. during oral arguments on Monday when it conceded that the Internet service provider could favor some Web traffic over others via speed agreements, a move the judges felt undermined the agency's net neutrality regulatory regime.
FCC counsel Sean A. Lev maintained Internet service providers could not block their broadband customers from accessing content from various websites, but he claimed Verizon and other broadband providers could entice some websites to enter so-called pay-for-priority agreements...