Net neutrality regulations draw fire from appeals court

Skeptical tone could set precedent for future cases

Despite a seemingly benign goal of keeping the Internet equitable for all websites, during a hearing on Sept. 9, a federal appeals court expressed concern that FCC regulations aimed at keeping service provider hands off network traffic went too far.

During the hearing, in which the court accepted oral arguments from Internet service provider (ISP) and net neutrality opponent Verizon, a panel of three judges questioned the validity of the FCC justification for net neutrality laws, The Wall Street Journal reported. Specific concerns were focused on the antidiscrimination provisions that prevent service providers from charging large content producers more despite their higher volumes of traffic.

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Chris DiMarco

Chris DiMarco, Executive Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, has a background in multimedia production with previous involvement in projects in which he developed and created content...

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