DC Circ. Strikes Down FCC's Net Neutrality Rules

Law360, New York (January 14, 2014, 1:57 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday invalidated the bulk of the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality regulatory regime, a win for broadband carriers looking to sell prioritized user access.

A panel majority upheld the FCC’s power to police key Internet access services but vacated its rules prohibiting broadband providers from blocking lawful online content or discriminating in their handling of network traffic.

Siding with Verizon Communications Inc., the court said that by forcing broadband companies to treat all traffic equally, the agency improperly had treated them as "common...
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