Court Watch: Restricting free and open access to the internet (Verizon v. the FCC)

Another case to keep an eye on involves open access to the internet.   The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear oral arguments in Verizon v. FCC, a case about net neutrality.  “The U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality regulations, also known as open Internet rules, face a hearing on Monday. Verizon Communications has challenged the FCC’s authority to pass the rules.”  A brief history of net neutrality and similar legal issues from PC World is here.  Predictions on how this case will be decided based on a U.S. Supreme Court precedent from this spring (Arlington v. FCC) are here in a NY Times article.

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