In the wake of Tuesday’s big Net Neutrality announcement, it's time we got serious about the “R” word. And no, we're not talking about “regulation.” The future of the Internet as we know it today is all about “reclassification.”
Tuesday's court ruling on Verizon v. FCC closed the door on the first era of the Internet. Below, we break down the details and answer the burning questions on everyone's mind. Read on to find out more about the case, what happened to Net Neutrality and where we go from here.
Today the federal D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the core of the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order, concluding that — in light of the agency’s previous missteps — the FCC could not apply anti-blocking and nondiscrimination provisions to broadband providers.
On Tuesday, a federal court struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order. The ruling means that companies like AT&T and Verizon can censor, block and interfere with Internet traffic and content.
New Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler took part in a standing-room-only town-hall meeting Thursday night in Oakland, where he heard from Bay Area residents about the impact of media policies on their lives.