The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled Tuesday that the FCC has no regulating authority over how Comcast or any other internet provider manages its network.
This decision landed a severe blow to proponents for net neutrality, and has far-reaching implications for the FCC's ability to regulate what happens online. What is net neutrality? It's a little technical, but the brilliant minds at Ask A Ninja made their own shorthand explanation - you can see it below.
Cecilia Kang, is the technology reporter for The Washington Post, and she explains net neutrality (with less handwaving than our ninja friend). And Siva Vaidhyanathan is an associate professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. He joins us to explain the ramifications of the ruling.