In US Net Neutrality Hearing, Judge Signals Comfort With F.C.C.’s Defense

Reading the tea leaves from a court hearing is a dangerous endeavor. But standing out from a hearing on Friday over net neutrality regulations were comments from an influential judge who seemed to indicate more comfort with the Federal Communications Commission’s legal defense of the rules.The comments came from Judge David S. Tatel of the United States Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia Circuit during a hearing where the F.C.C. was defending its net neutrality rules against opponents who want to overturn the broadband regulations that are aimed at preventing favoritism on the Internet. Judge Tatel is part of a three-judge panel that will decide whether the rules are upheld or struck down. see:U.S. appeals court hears challenge to net neutrality rules
A U.S. appeals court heard arguments on Friday over the legality of the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules, in a case that may ultimately determine how consumers get access to content on the Internet.The fight is the latest battle over Obama administration rules requiring broadband providers to treat all data equally, rather than giving or selling access to a so-called Web “fast lane.”

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