Net Neutrality Rules Survive Major Court Challenge


In response to the Obama administration’s new “net neutrality” rules, internet service providers responded with a well-funded legal challenge.  In a 2-1 decision, the DC Circuit just upheld the Obama administration’s FCC regulations governing broadband service.  This important appellate decision finds that the FCC may regulate broadband service in a similar manner as it regulates telecommunications service.  The FCC now may regulate the activities of internet providers in greater detail.  It is certainly possible that this matter ends up before the US Supreme Court.  For now, the rules are in place.

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