U.S. Net Neutrality Decision Handed Down

The Opinion: U.S. Telecom Association v. FCC (pdf; 184 pages)

News Reports:

Court Backs Rules Treating Internet as Utility, Not Luxury (June 14, 2016) – New York Times


Net Neutrality Won and Here’s the Essay that Started It All; Tim Wu First Articulated the Concept 14 Years Ago – ReCode

Analysis and Criticism:

Free State Foundation Scholars React to the D.C. Circuit’s Decision on the Open Internet Order (June 15, 2016) – Seth Cooper, Gus Hurwitz, Daniel Lyons, and Richard Epstein

Still Not a Dump Truck: Net Neutrality and the First Amendment (June 15, 2016) – Derek Bambauer at Info/Law

What’s Next:

Net Neutrality Won Big Today, But Don’t Celebrate Just Yet – Wired

Meanwhile in Europe:

Sir Tim Berners-Lee makes a last-minute plea to save net neutrality in Europe (July 15, 2016) – The Verge; See also: text of July 14, 2016 public letter by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, law professor Barbara van Schewick, and law professor Larry Lessig


FCC’s Net Neutrality Proposal (link roundup; updated to reflect release of the FCC Order)

Release of the Net Neutrality Order (March 12, 2015):

FCC Webpages Regarding the Release of the Open Internet Order: main page and webpage with links to the Commissioners’ statements and the FCC Order itself (direct link to pdf of the FCC Order – 400 pages)

But will the FCC Order survive court challenges? – On Net Neutrality, Six Ways The FCC’s Public Utility Order Will Lose In Court – Larry Downes in Forbes

Passage of the FCC Proposal (February 26, 2015):

FCC Press Release Regarding Passage of the Net Neutrality Rules.

The FCC Approves Strong Net Neutrality Rules – Washington Post

Why Everyone was Wrong about Net Neutrality – Tim Wu in The New Yorker

It’s Not Really Net Neutrality – Michael Wolff in USA Today

The FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules: Five Things You Need to Know – PCWorld

FCC’s Original Proposal (February 4, 2015):

FCC Fact Sheet (four pages) – Chairman Wheeler Proposes New Rules for Protecting the Open Internet

This is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality – FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s OpEd in Wired

The Head of the FCC Just Proposed the Strongest Net Neutrality Rules Ever – The Washington Post

Don’t Call Them ‘Utility’ Rules: The FCC’s Net Neutrality Regime, Explained – ArsTechnica explainer

AT&T Previews Lawsuit it Plans to File Against FCC Over Net Neutrality – ArsTechnica

GOP, Tech Industry Mostly Out of Step Over Net Neutrality Issue – Los Angeles Times


Net Neutrality: President Obama’s Plan for a Free and Open Internet – President Obama Statement (November 2014)

Net Neutrality: A Guide to (and History of) a Contested Idea – The Atlantic (April 2014)

The Problem with Net Neutrality – Law Professor Richard Epstein (January 2014)