Court Rules Against F.C.C. in ‘Net Neutrality’ Case


Published: April 6, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to require broadband providers to give equal treatment to all Internet traffic flowing over their networks.

Tuesday’s ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is a big victory for the Comcast Corporation, the nation’s largest cable company. It had challenged the FCC’s authority to impose so called “net neutrality” obligations.

It marks a serious setback for the F.C.C., which needs authority to regulate the Internet in order to push ahead with key parts of its national broadband plan.

That just came across the wire, I pulled it from the NYT.

Time to pull out this graphic:

And the piece I wrote to go along with it.

Graphic by Gizmodo