On January 14, 2014, the U.S. District Court of Appeals struck down portions of the Federal Communications
Commission’s (FCC) Open Internet rules. They struck down mandated net neutrality for broadband internet providers. Meaning, broadband internet providers were not allowed to slow down, block, or otherwise tamper with the speed of internet traffic . Worries that internet providers that also provide cable television service would target subscription services that allow customers to stream television over the internet, (Like Netflix) slowing down streaming services, and making cable television look like a better deal.
A recent notice asked for input from the public over the next four months in order to move forward with new rules governing the way internet service providers control the speeds of the internet to their customers. The Federal Communications Commission intends to consider and possibly vote on final rules in their upcoming Commission meeting to be held February 26, 2015. For more information on this meeting or to watch the meeting live, follow the link below: