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Court 'Concerned' Over FCC Regulations

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Sep 9, 2013, 1:11 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

The U.S. court of appeals overseeing Verizon's objections to the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality regulations said it has "deep concerns" about the rules. The three-judge panel is most worried about a provision in the rules that prevents broadband providers from charging content companies for faster access to consumers. The FCC wants all data transiting wired and wireless broadband networks to be treated equally, with no preference given to certain sorts of traffic. The appeals court said this amounts to labeling internet providers "common carriers," which the FCC does not have the authority to do. According to The Wall Street Journal, it is clear that the panel of judges will likely strike down at least some, if not all, of the provisions in the FCC's net neutrality rules. For example, broadband companies will not be allowed to block traffic from/to web sites that will not pay to have their content transmitted. The judges have not issued a final ruling on the matter, however. Verizon sued the FCC over the regulations, challenging the FCC's authority to set internet policy.

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Sep 9, 2013, 2:55 PM

Serious stuff

This is serious stuff. Voters should note the names of any judges who agree with striking down net neutrality. We need to get all of these scum bags out of office.
That is so true. The Web without Net Neutrality is like the United States without the Constitution.
It's about whether or not the FCC is abusing its authority. And the answer is 'yes it is'..

Government agencies that think they can just give themselves whatever authority they want, simply because they want it, are tyrants.

If the FCC can ...
It is always sad when government sells out a branch of their own for PAC money.

John B.
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