Supporters of the regulations, which require Internet-service providers to treat all traffic equally, argue that they are essential for preserving the Internet as a level playing field where users are free to access whatever content they want. But Republicans and business groups consider them an illegal power grab that will burden broadband providers, ultimately making Internet service slower and more expensive for everyone. … The judges set aside more than two hours for arguments divided up into a few subjects … No matter how the D.C. Circuit rules, many observers are expecting that this case will ultimately be bound for the Supreme Court.
HOLIDAY HELP: Technology is providing a boost to local food banks coping with a massive influx of donations over the holidays. The Wall Street Journal reports:
Until recently, many not-for-profit organizations didn’t have the resources or expertise to do the same, leaving large amounts of food wasted, officials with these groups say. But that is changing rapidly, says Kathy Fulton, executive director of the American Logistics Aid Network, a group that coordinates pro bono logistics services for humanitarian causes. As inventory management software and other supply-chain technology become more common, it is also getting cheaper and easier to use. At the same time, food banks face the same pressure as retailers to offer speedy, customer-friendly delivery.