Net Neutrality

DC Court of Appeals: FCC Can't Force "Net Neutrality" On Verizon

Relevant rule struck down


The D.C. Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of Verizon in a net neutrality case, striking down portions of the FCC Open Internet rules that require telecom companies to treat all Internet traffic equally.

The court ruled that the FCC does not have the authority to compel Verizon — and thus, other telecoms — to treat all traffic equally. In other words, the FCC can't ensure that telecoms won't discriminate among Internet traffic.