On Jan. 14, the D.C. Circuit Court issued its ruling on the the FCC’s Open Internet rules. Many refer to these rules as Net Neutrality rules and they were adopted by a divided Federal Communications Commission in 2010 under its previous Chairman.
This court decision presents significant challenges for the new FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler at the start of his tenure. The court’s decision raises a lot of questions about what the FCC should, can and cannot do. It also raises monumental questions for how Congress will address regulatory framework for the the rapidly evolving Internet communications network.
David Sohn, Center for Democracy & Technology, Moderator
Markham Erickson, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson
Russell Hanser, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer
Matt Wood, Policy Director, Free Press
Christopher Yoo, University of Pennsylvania Law School