Appeals Court Hands Users Major Win In Net Neutrality Case
Submitted by: kalron27⚫ 10 months ago
Extremely good news here. There will be one final appeal to the Supreme Court so we're not quite out of the woods, but in a long-awaited decision, a federal appeals court upheld the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules, sending a strong jab to telecom and cable companies that have tried to have the regulations overturned.
The rules Obama administration’s pushed hard for will prevent internet service providers from charging content producers for faster, more reliable service -- a scam known as “paid prioritization.” Obama's rules also ban blocking and purposefully slowing the traffic of lawful services.
“After a decade of debate and legal battles, today’s ruling affirms the commission’s ability to enforce the strongest possible internet protections — both on fixed and mobile networks — that will ensure the internet remains open, now and in the future,” said Tom Wheeler (pictured above), chairman of the F.C.C., in a statement.
Don't say Obama never did anything for you, I-A-B.