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Net Neutrality: 4 Legal Challenges To Consider

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler unveiled a new open Internet proposal on Wednesday, and carriers are gearing up for battles in court. Here, we look at four legal arguments we can expect to see, and give you our best guesses about how they'll fare in court.
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Argument: Defining "Information" And "Telecommunication"
In a highly technical ex parte letter to the FCC this month, AT&T argues that it, and other ISPs like it, meet the legal definition of 'information services' providers -- and that the respective legal definitions of 'information services' and 'telecommunication services' are mutually exclusive, even though the one may be, arguably, a component to the other.
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In a highly technical ex parte letter to the FCC this month, AT&T argues that it, and other ISPs like it, meet the legal definition of "information services" providers -- and that the respective legal definitions of "information services" and "telecommunication services" are mutually exclusive, even though the one may be, arguably, a component to the other.

(Image source: Public Domain Images via Pixabay)

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2/5/2015 | 11:18:02 PM
Net Neutrality
I see net neutrality as being both pro-business and pro-consumer.  Nearly all businesses use the internet in one form or another to conduct business, and if they have to pay what looks like extortion to use the bandwidth they purchased, their business and consumers will be hurt.  Imagine buying ice cream and taking it out of your freezer to eat it, and being told you have to wait until it melts to eat it, unless you pay an extra fee.  Fortunately, we currently enjoy ice cream neutrality, and hope to also get a chance to enjoy net neutrality. Craig Herberg
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