Federal appeals court rejects challenges to FCC net neutrality, broadband common carrier rules

by Steve Blum • , ,

A federal appeals court has let stand the FCC decision that imposes common carrier regulations on broadband service

This is what the initial notice says:

JUDGMENT

These causes came on to be heard on the petitions for review of an order of the Federal Communications Commission and were argued by counsel. On consideration thereof, it is
ORDERED and ADJUDGED that the petitions for review are denied, in accordance with the opinion of the court filed herein this date.

The challenges were filed by telecoms companies and industry trade associations more than a year ago, and the appeals court heard oral arguments last December. The rules remained in effect while the case was being considered.

The original FCC report and order is here

I haven’t seen the text of the court’s decision yet. I’ll post another update when I get it.