US court throws out FCC net neutrality rules

Wednesday 15 January 2014 | 08:52 CET | News
A US appeals court has overturned the FCC's so-called net neutrality rules. In a case brought by Verizon against the Open Internet rules, the Washington, DC Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Federal Communications Commission jurisdiction over broadband access, but said that it could not impose common carriage or non-discrimination requirements on internet providers. The net neutrality rules took effect in November 2011, prohibiting ISPs from restricting or slowing access to particular websites or services over their networks, while still allowing room for congestion management. Verizon said

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