D.C. Circuit Decision on FCC Open Internet Rules: Net Neutrality Win or Loss?

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.

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The panel:

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