Open Internet Wins as Federal Appeals Court Upholds Net Neutrality Regulations

This may come as a shock to you, but people don’t always see the same business issue in exactly the same way. We’ve definitely seen that in the net neutrality regulations issue that has made recent headlines.

On Tuesday, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the net-neutrality regulations designed to ensure an open Internet. Last year the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed new rules that prevent service providers from offering speedier lands to those willing to pay extra -sort of a “toll road” approach for the Net. This caused quite a bit of controversy between businesses such as Google and Netflix with service providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast.

According to Bloomberg, the court likened internet service providers to utilities, saying they “act as neutral, indiscriminate platforms for transmission of speech.” AT&T has stated its intention to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court so we’ll be hearing more about this one in coming months.

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