Today, a federal appeals court ruled that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has the authority to reclassify internet service providers (ISP’s) as “common carriers,” meaning, the agency is within its power to regulate them much in the same way it regulates telephone providers. “After a decade of debate and legal battles, today’s ruling affirms the Commission’s ability to enforce the strongest possible internet protections – both on fixed and mobile networks – that will ensure the Internet remains open, now and in the future,” FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said in a statement. This is good, but there’s still a ways…

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