A Victory for Net Neutrality


Photo of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: Getty Images

Today’s Top Stories
 — Net Neutrality Has Its Day: An Appeals Court ruling supports the FCC.
 — Apple’s Mid-Life Opportunity: Are we about to see a more open, less insular Apple?
 — Zenefits Wants You To Leave, One Way or Another: Layoffs are here, buyouts are coming.
 — A Universal Basic Income Primer: Knocked down in the polls, it still holds interest.
 — The Ultimate Commitment to an Organization: Would you get a neck tattoo with your company’s logo on it?
 — Falling Growth Rates Slows Down the Developing World: The path forward for emerging economies is getting tougher.

Net Neutrality Has Its Day
 Yesterday was a good day for supporters of net neutrality, barely. In a split decision, a three-judge panel at the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld an FCC decision that broadband is a utility, subject to its regulation (New York Times). This decision has ramifications for everything from consumer privacy (it helps) to carriers’ ability to prioritize data from different content providers (they can’t). It’s not over yet, though. The ultimate stop, according to the carriers who oppose the FCC: the Supreme Court.

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