- In a case that could have wide repercussions, Verizon Communications (VZ) and the Federal Communications Commission are due to make oral arguments in a U.S. Court of Appeals today over whether the company should be allowed to manage its network as it wishes. On example is charging fees to content providers so that their data is delivered to customers through an express lane.
- The FCC supports "net neutrality," arguing that Internet service providers should keep the pipes as open as possible so that all suppliers of legal content have an equal ability to send their products over the Web. The FCC fears that charging different rates would disproportionately benefit rich companies and stifle smaller competitors.
Verizon, FCC to face off over "net neutrality"
Sep 9 2013, 03:18 ET