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[ NNSquad ] Federal Court strikes down FCC net neutrality rules

Federal Court strikes down FCC net neutrality rules

http://j.mp/1kA0eKR  (CNET)

   "Given that the Commission has chosen to classify broadband providers
    in a manner that exempts them from treatment as common carriers, the
    Communications Act expressly prohibits the Commission from nonetheless
    regulating them as such. Because the Commission has failed to
    establish that the anti-discrimination and anti-blocking rules do not
    impose per se common carrier obligations, we vacate those portions of
    the Open Internet Order."

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This was totally expected. And the way forward is clear. These carriers
should be declared to be common carriers in the legal sense. That's what
they are and always have been.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
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