Tony Bradley thinks the debate over net neutrality is boiling down to an argument over economics as different sides paint vastly different visions of the economic outlook for the broadband and Internet industries should the FCC impose net neutrality guidelines.
While a US district court may have ruled against the FCC's effort to impose its will on Comcast, the ruling won't have any broader implications regarding the agency's authority, says PCWorld's Tony Bradley.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is in legal limbo after a U.S. appellate court ruling Tuesday tossed out the agency's enforcement of network neutrality principles on broadband provider Comcast.
The FCC has postponed a deadline for comments on net neutrality to April 26.
The FCC could still enforce net neutrality, but any way forward includes significant barriers.
The FCC had no 'statutorily mandated responsibility' to enforce network neutrality rules, a US appeals court judge has ruled.
A former U.S. solicitor general questioned if the FCC has the legal authority to create net neutrality rules.
The RIAA called on the FCC to allow ISPs to be copyright enforcement cops.
The FCC proposed net neutrality rules in 2009.
The FCC should back away from creating strict nondiscrimination rules requiring broadband service providers to carry all Internet content and applications, because such net neutrality rules could hurt investment in networks, AT&T said Tuesday.