2010-04-06 US Court Rules Against FCC on Net Neutrality

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<hide> <let name=data index=Date>2010-04-06</let> <let name=data index=Author></let> <let name=data index=Source>Associated Press</let> <let name=data index=Topics>\internet neutrality\Comcast\Federal Communications Commission\war on the internet\government regulation</let> <let name=data index=URL>http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/04/06/business/AP-US-TEC-Internet-Rules.html</let> <let name=data index=Title>US Court Rules Against FCC on 'Net Neutrality'</let> <let name=data index=TitlePlain>US Court Rules Against FCC on Net Neutrality</let>

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A federal appeals court has ruled that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to require broadband providers to give equal treatment to all Internet traffic flowing over their networks.

Tuesday's ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is a big victory for Comcast Corp., the nation's largest cable company. It had challenged the FCC's authority to impose so called net neutrality obligations.

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