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Reaction to Comcast Corporation v. Federal Communnications Commission

Several perspectives were given on the decision on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in the case “Comcast… read more

Several perspectives were given on the decision on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in the case “Comcast Corporation v. Federal Communications Commission.” The case involved a 2008 “cease and desist” order from the commission towards Comcast over the slowing down of information sent from the peer-to-peer file-sharing service BitTorrent. The panel of three judges unanimously decided the FCC did not have explicit authority to regulate how Internet service providers handle traffic over their networks.

The decision overturned efforts by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to mandate “net neutrality,” the principle that all Internet content should be treated equally by network service providers. The decision also has implications on the potential for the FCC to reclassify broadband providers and for the FCC’s recently released Broadband Plan.

House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Joe Barton and Marvin Ammori close

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Reaction to Comcast Corporation v. Federal Communnications Commission

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Program ID:
292923-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
Video Magazine
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 10, 2010 | 6:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Apr 12, 2010 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Apr 10, 2010 | 6:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 12, 2010 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 12, 2010 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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