Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Appeals Court Rejects FCC Rules on Net Neutrality

At WSJ, "Court Tosses FCC's 'Net Neutrality' Rules: Decision Clears Way for New Fees on Web's Heavy Bandwidth Users":
Though the FCC said it might appeal, the ruling for now means Internet-service providers are free to experiment with new types of pricing arrangements, such as charging content companies like Google Inc. or Netflix higher fees to deliver Internet traffic faster. Or, they could choose to degrade the quality of certain online content unless its creators were willing to pay up.
And a must read piece at Gigaom, "What you need to know about the court decision that just struck down net neutrality."