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Court rejects FCC rules on Internet

managerialslime (739286) writes | more than 4 years ago

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managerialslime (739286) writes "U.S. appeals court on Tuesday struck down rules that restrict Comcast Corp. from dictating how customers can use its Internet network.

In a 3-0 vote, the U.S. Appeals Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Federal Communications Commission lacked the statutory authority to set and enforce such rules.

The decision could reignite a simmering debate in Congress over whether new laws are needed to guarantee "Net Neutrality" — the right of Internet customers to use the Web for almost any purpose they want.

The lawsuit stems from several incidents in 2007 in which Comcast blocked some subscribers from sharing large video and audio files over the Internet in what are known as peer-to-peer transactions.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/court-rejects-fcc-rules-on-internet-2010-04-06"

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