Comcast Wins Web Traffic Fight Against FCC

By Andrew Gauthier 


A U.S. appeals court dealt a setback to the Federal Communications Commission’s authority to oversee the Internet, tossing out an agency ruling that forced Comcast Corp to change the way it managed its broadband network.

For years the FCC, Internet providers and public interest groups have squared off over potential regulations for governing access and management of high-speed Internet service, often described as the Net Neutrality debate.


The decision issued Tuesday will likely have major implications for future regulation of Internet access in the United States and consequences for the FCC and its Democratic chairman, Julius Genachowski, who has made broadband his flagship issue. More…