This is a win for consumers! The US Supreme Court has declined to hear the broadband industry’s challenge of Obama-era net neutrality rules.
The Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 order to impose net neutrality rules and strictly regulate broadband was already reversed by Trump’s pick for FCC chairman, Ajit Pai. But AT&T and broadband industry lobby groups were still trying to overturn court decisions that upheld the FCC order.
A win for the broadband industry could have prevented future administrations from imposing a similarly strict set of rules. The Trump administration supported the industry’s case, asking the US Supreme Court to vacate the Obama-era ruling. However, the U.S. Supreme Court did not agree with that plan.
Details may be found in an article by Jon Brodkin in the Ars Technica web site at: http://bit.ly/2quOSPd.
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