The Associated Press just broke a story about how the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia threw the future of Internet regulations and U.S. broadband expansion plans into doubt by ruling that the FCC lacks the authority to require broadband providers to give equal treatment to all Internet
traffic flowing over their networks.
The ruling marks a serious setback for the FCC, which is trying to adopt official net neutrality regulations. The FCC believes that such rules are needed to prevent phone and cable companies from using their control over Internet access to favor some online content and services over others.
As our readers know, we applauded the public safety portion of the FCC Broadband Plan, which calls for steps to improve cyber security and the national infrastructure. Broadband service providers stand to win big from the plan and It begs the question, what are broadband service providers doing to promote the
safety of individual users?
Read the full blog post on the ITAC Blog, the official blog for the Identity Theft Assistance Center here: