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FCC Authority Post-Comcast: Finding a Happy Medium in the Net Neutrality Debate

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On April 6, 2010, the DC Court of Appeals issued a decision, Comcast v. FCC, which would drastically change the course of the net neutrality debate and the future of the FCC's authority to regulate ISPs. This note seeks to analyze the net neutrality debate in the aftermath of the Comcast decision by addressing the FCC's future authority to regulate. Part II of this note will briefly discuss the nature of net neutrality, the current state of the broadband market, Congress and the FCC's past and present involvement with net neutrality, and the Comcast decision itself. Part III analyzes Comcast's impact on the net neutrality debate, the decision's implications for the FCC's current regulatory goals, the FCC's three proposed options for maintaining authority, and outlines some of the arguments made against expanding FCC authority. Finally, Part IV of this note recognizes the role of a strong ISP market and offers an alternative approach that includes integrating the Federal Trade Commission's authority.

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 FCC Authority Post-Comcast: Finding a Happy Medium in
                the Net Neutrality Debate
                                             Emily R. Roxberg

I. INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................ 224
II. BACKGROUND ............................................................................................................ 224
        A. Net Neutrality ................................................................................................... 225
        B. The Current Broadband Market ....................................................................... 226
        C. Congress, the FC
								
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