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Net Neutrality wins (again)

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Joseph Cormier
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Today the U.S. appeals court in Washington, D.C. upheld the Federal Communications Commission s 2015 decision to classify the internet as a public utility and preserve Net Neutrality.The FCC s ruling, backed by the Obama administration, made it illegal for ISPs to create internet fast lanes, ensuring theoretically that no single website or service could receive, or pay for, preferential treatment.Verizon and AT basically lost their minds when this happened.And so ISPs, outraged by the FCC s decision, said they would take the issue to court.

They did — and then today they lost.

But as Politico points out, the case may land in the hands of the Supreme Court next.Until then, here s FCC chairman Tom Wheeler s statement on the ruling:Later, an AT spokesperson reached out with the following statement attributed to David McAtee, AT s senior executive VP:Updated 9:14 a.m. PT with AT s statement.

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