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Appeals judges skeptical of ‘net neutrality’ order
04 Feb 2019 12:00 am
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.
01 Feb 2019 12:00 am by Mike SwiftA three-judge federal appeals court panel wrestled today with whether the transmission of data and the manipulation of it by a website are an “inextricably" linked or potentially divisible component of broadband service, a distinction upon which the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality policy may live or die.