Tag: Tom Wheeler

Verizon wins: Court Ends ‘Net Neutrality’ On A Technicality

Domains, Governance
A federal appeals court has struck down the FCC's "net neutrality" rules, siding with Verizon in a case that could allow internet service providers to charge — or restrict — internet access based on customers' or companies' usage. The FCC said it may appeal the ruling. For years, the FCC has required that broadband web service providers treat all traffic equally, and not restrict or promote certain web sites or services or discriminate in favor of sites they own over competing companies. That appears to have come to an end today based on a technicality, according to a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The judges appeared to be sympathetic to the FCC's attempt to write rules requiring equal treatment of web traffic, but decided that the agency doesn't ha