FCC's net neutrality authority clouded by federal broadband case

The FCC is weighing its options for how it will react should a federal court rule that it lacks the authority to regulate broadband services. If the FCC loses the case--a ruling is expected in the next few months--the agency could appeal to the Supreme Court, or turn to Congress to get express authority to regulate broadband. The case has served to cloud the FCC's efforts to implement its ambitious national broadband plan as well as impose net neutrality guidelines against wired and wireless networks. The upshot for wireless carriers is that the debate over the FCC's authority to regulate broadband could open its net neutrality rules to legal challenges from carriers and telecom firms. Article