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Federal Judges May Be Ready To Rule Against Net Neutrality

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    Federal judges may be ready to rule against Net neutrality | Internet & Media - CNET News (click for full article)

    Summary:
    A panel in a federal court indicates it may strike down part of the law that stops ISPs from discriminating against certain Web sites.


    by Richard Nieva - September 9, 2013 3:48 PM PDT


    -- Net neutrality, at least in part, may be in trouble.

    The Hill reports that judges in a federal court seemed unconvinced Monday of the Federal Communications Commission's arguments regarding the regulations during a landmark case involving Verizon.

    Net neutrality refers to an Internet service provider's inability to discriminate against certain Web sites, a rule currently imposed by the FCC. This means that an ISP like Verizon can't charge Web sites such as Google or Netflix more for priority access to users.

    Two out of three judges on a panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals indicated that they agree with Verizon's position that the FCC doesn't have the authority to make the restriction, according to the article.
     
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