Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tech Firms Flood Court In Support Of Net Neutrality

Major tech companies and other supporters of the Federal Communications Commission’s new Internet rules are expected to flood the U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit on Monday with arguments in favor of the regulations. Monday is the deadline for supporters of the FCC’s net neutrality regulations to file their friend of the court briefs, defending the agency against a lawsuit from Internet service providers who are challenging the commission’s authority to create the new rules. Dozens of groups in the Internet and telecommunications industries have staked out their positions on the FCC’s decision to reclassify Internet service as a “telecommunications service,” rather than its previous classification as a less regulated “information service.” The new designation gave the FCC more authority to regulate conduct from Internet service providers — like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T — that control the lines that allow customers to browse the Internet and stream video.

More:  http://thehill.com/policy/technology/254363-net-neutrality-defenders-to-flood-appeals-court

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