Comcast and the FCC, Again

Last year, Comcast was sanctioned by the FCC for violating net neutrality principles when they elected to block traffic of alleged P2P downloaders.  Neutrality advocates are now asking an appellate court to uphold the FCC’s ruling. Comcast is appealing the original ruling, saying that the FCC had no authority to sanction it based on net neutrality principles that had never been codified. Papers were filed separately by several advocacy groups and also by a group of law professors.  Given the current climate, with the FCC chairman a true net neutrality fan, it is likely that the ruling will be upheld.  On the other hand, the political climate is also extremely partisan, and Republican opposition to net neutrality is growing. The story from MediaPost

Gizomodo has another take on the same story.



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