In Broadband Case, Justices Seem Attuned to Internet Services' Arguments

In a high-stakes dispute over the regulation of Internet access, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday over how much deference it should give to a 2002 Federal Communications Commission decision freeing cable modem providers from the rules that govern telephone companies.

The outcome of National Cable & Telecommunications Association v. Brand X Internet Services could affect the cable industry's share of broadband Internet access and whether cable will have to offer competitors' Internet services on an equal footing with their own.

Details here, also from Tony Mauro of Legal Times, via