What we learned from net neutrality’s big day in court
Over five hours in a Washington, DC courtroom today, a coalition of net neutrality defenders squared off with the Federal Communications Commission, as the two sides made their case for and against the internet regulations.
The dispute is one of the most high-profile legal battles in the history of the internet, but there was no immediate sign of which way the three-judge panel overseeing the case would decide. By turns, both sides faced some sharp questioning from the judges for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
The petitioners in the case argued that the FCC’s repeal was unlawful in several ways. The FCC failed in its analysis of the internet service market, failed to consider public safety, should not have blocked…