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Friday, October 7, 2011

DC Courts to hear first arguments against FCC Net Neutrality Rules

Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit announced they will hear lawsuits filed against the FCC concerning the Internet stranglehold known as "Net Neutrality". Thankfully, this is the same court that already said in April of 2010 the FCC had no power to regulate the Internet.

That's where Verizon filed its challenge to the net neutrality regulations, which govern how Internet providers provide access. The telecom giant argues that the Federal Communications Commission has no authority to regulate such issues.

Other groups, which take the opposite view and argue that the FCC didn't go far enough, filed lawsuits in five other courts. Those will all be combined and heard in the D.C. court, which was chosen randomly in a lottery system overseen by a panel of judges.

Hopefully this bodes well for those who understand the unnecessary, business killing regulation labeled as some sort of "equalizer" is an answer to an issue that doesn't exist.

We'll keep you posted.