A trader passes by the post that trades Verizon wireless and Time Warner Cable on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, September 3, 2013. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)
Will Net Neutrality Rules Fall in Appeals Court Decision?
November 6, 2013,
Net neutrality, the principle that all bits of information on the Internet are treated equally and thus users don't pay extra for high-bandwidth applications and services, may be in jeopardy depending on a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in a case pitting Verizon Communications against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Brookings scholars have weighed in on the issue in the past, and the current net neutrality rules that are under challenge were announced at Brookings in 2009 by then-FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.