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Appeals judges skeptical of ‘net neutrality’ order
04 February 2019 00:00
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 February 2019 00:00 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.
Mike Swift Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent
Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and SiliconValley.com, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked... Read more
Amy Miller Senior Correspondent
Amy is responsible for the coverage of an array of regulatory and litigation issues pertaining to the Internet, including privacy, data security and antitrust. Formerly a legal reporter for the ALM media group, Miller has closely followed legal trends in Silicon Valley and covered corporate legal departments for online and print publications including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and The Recorder. Miller is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is an... Read more