Jerry Brito Says Net Neutrality Isn't Dead Yet


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Judging by the headlines over the past week, one would think that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was dealt a crushing blow when the DC Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the agency's net neutrality rules. The reality is that the court decision is disastrous, but not because it struck down the net neutrality rules. Jerry Brito explains that while the court found that the Commission could not issue net neutrality rules the way it did, thus striking them down, it nevertheless made it clear that Congress gave the FCC (and also state public utility commissions) broad powers to regulate in the name of encouraging broadband deployment.