Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Court strikes down FCC’s ‘net neutrality’ rules

Consumer advocates warn that the ruling will lead to a Wild West online and open the door for broadband providers to pick and choose which content providers get faster and cleaner service.

But experts like Brett Sappington of research firm Parks Associates reject fears that broadband providers will begin to retaliate or block content for competitive reasons — lest they risk the ire of the FCC.

“That’s a concern, but I really doubt the FCC will allow that to happen,” Sappington said.

From the article, "Court strikes down FCC’s ‘net neutrality’ rules" by Kaja Whitehouse.

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