Must-See TV: Net Neutrality Edition
You know a court’s on the side of good if its decision prompts an AT&T tantrum.
That’s exactly what happened last Tuesday when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rejected an industry challenge and affirmed the FCC’s right to craft and enforce strong Net Neutrality rules. The ruling is a huge victory for free expression and innovation online — and a crushing defeat for would-be Net Neutrality killers like AT&T, which is threatening to take the case all the way to the Supreme Court.
As Free Press Policy Director Matt Wood noted on C-SPAN’s Communicators Roundtable, it’s super-unlikely that the court would take such a case, particularly now when it’s one justice short. But even if it does, the FCC rules stand an excellent chance of surviving a Supreme Court review.
Matt’s a modest guy, but everyone who knows him recognizes that he’s one of the preeminent experts when it comes to the ins and outs of Net Neutrality. See for yourself: Check out the video below in which Matt discusses the implications of the court ruling with Brian Fung of the Washington Post and Tech Knowledge President/Net Neutrality Hater Fred Campbell.