Federal Court Nixes Net Neutrality

Monday, 20 January 2014 | buzz

Last week, a District of Columbia federal appeals court struck down a rule by the Federal Communications Commission related to open access to broadband internet. As a result, broadband providers may start segregating internet users into two segments: powerful users who pay to have access to full speed internet connections, and everyone else, who will be relegated to slower, substandard channels. So, in the near future, that latest episode of American Idol may play on your smartphone just fine, while that live audio stream from your favorite community radio station stutters and starts, if you can get it to play at all. University of Wisconsin law professor, Shubha Ghosh joined the Monday Buzz to explain the legal ins and outs of the decision and where it might lead.

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