The Hill reports that judges in a federal court seemed unconvinced Monday of the Federal Communications Commission's arguments regarding the regulations during a landmark case involving Verizon.
Net neutrality refers to an Internet service provider's inability to discriminate against certain Web sites, a rule currently imposed by the FCC. This means that an ISP like Verizon can't charge Web sites such as Google or Netflix more for priority access to users.
Two out of three judges on a panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals indicated that they agree with Verizon's position that the FCC doesn't have the authority to make the restriction, according to the article.
If the rules are overturned, Helgi Walker, Verizon's attorney, told judges that the company will consider charging certain Web companies for faster service.