Net neutrality requires bolder U.S. backing. The Federal Communications Commission tried to prevent broadband providers discriminating among types of content while not regulating the companies directly. Now, though, a federal appeals court says the watchdog can’t have it both ways.
Broadband providers like Verizon Communications, which brought the case against the FCC, spend enormous amounts of money developing networks. It’s galling if they then have to stand by and watch the likes of Netflix consume large chunks of capacity with services that may compete with some of their own.