Barton: Court decision is 'logical conclusion'

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, warned the FCC not to attempt to reclassify broadband for net neutrality.

"The DC Circuit's decision should mean that litigation plays out to a logical conclusion and in the meantime, the FCC should not reclassify information services as Title 2 services," he said in a statement.

He added, "The guiding principle is already explicit in the 1996 Telecommunications Act, where the government is directed 'to preserve the vibrant and competitive free market that presently exists for the Internet and other interactive computer services, unfettered by Federal or State regulation.'