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FCC Blow As Court Rules US States Allowed Own Net Neutrality Laws

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Rosalie Bishop
Oct 02, 2019 16:27
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The net neutrality debate in the United States has taking a fresh twist after a mixed ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

In February this year the US federal appeals court began hearing oral arguments on the Trump administration’s controversial decision to roll-back net neutrality laws in the United States.

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) had been facing tough questions over its decision to overturn the Obama-era rules, and faced a legal challenge in the US federal court system from a number of US states.

A group of 22 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia had asked the appeals court to reinstate the rules and to block the FCC’s effort to pre-empt states from imposing their own rules guaranteeing an open internet.

And now the US appeals court has issued its mixed ruling on the matter.

It largely upheld the FCC repeal of the net neutrality law, which prevented ISPs in the US from blocking or throttling traffic.

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