Tip of the Hat: Decoding the Net neutrality decision

Explaining why the U.S. Appeals Court ruling on Net neutrality really matters to users everywhere

Despite widespread criticism of this week's court ruling that the FCC can't keep broadband and mobile service providers from selectively blocking or slowing Web traffic and apps, the effects aren't obvious to most consumers.

Despite widespread criticism from advocates of an open Internet, the effects of this week's U.S. Appeals Court ruling that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) can't keep broadband and mobile service providers from selectively blocking or slowing Web traffic and applications aren't as obvious to most consumers.

Most of the reports are aimed at readers that understand the complex legal arguments and what they mean for millions of average Internet users across the country.

Computerworld offers a tip of the hat to CNET's Marguerite Reardon for an astute breakdown of the history of Net neutrality, a concise and easy-to-understand review of the latest decision and -- most importantly -- what it means for the average consumer in the U.S.

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