The Federal Communications Commission has suffered a setback in its attempt to extend broad government control over the Internet. Good. If the decision is appealed to the Supreme Court, justices there should uphold it.
As part of a sweeping program to regulate Internet service providers, the FCC proposed "net neutrality" rules. They would have required that providers of broadband Internet service treat all traffic on their networks equally.
At first glance that may sound appropriate - but it ignores many business realities. For example, companies in most industries charge different rates for different types of services and products.
Sometimes they refuse to sell to some customers because the cost of serving them would be prohibitive. Broadband providers should have that flexibility, too.
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., ruled against the FCC's "net neutrality" proposal.
Again, the Supreme Court should follow suit.