Appeals judges skeptical of ‘net neutrality’ order

Introduction

Date: 4 February 2019. Duration: 16:56

As soon as the new Republican majority on the Federal Communications Commission voted in 2018 to discard Obama-era rules that treated fixed and wireless consumer broadband services as a more closely regulated “common carrier” service, a court fight was inevitable. Opponents immediately sued to block the FCC’s move. More than six months later, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit finally heard oral arguments this week in Washington DC.

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