04.12.10 Update on FCC & Net Neutrality
In the article FCC pursues broadband agenda in spite of legal setback, MacWorld confirms the interpretation I posted earlier today:
The court decision was a specific ruling about a specific incident, based on the specific circumstances and methods used by the FCC at the time it sought to bar Comcast from arbitrarily discriminating against peer-to-peer network traffic. The court ruling in that specific case does not imply that the FCC has no authority to oversee entities like Comcast, just that the FCC failed to do so properly in that particular instance.
FCC chairman Julius Genachowski explained in a statement: “The court decision earlier this week does not change our broadband policy goals, or the ultimate authority of the FCC to act to achieve those goals. The court did not question the FCC’s goals; it merely invalidated one technical, legal mechanism for broadband policy chosen by prior Commissions.”