2015-06-13

FCC Net Neutrality, Open Internet Rules In Effect, DC Court Denies Stay

DC Circuit refused to grant a stay to the telecom industry over new net neutrality rules that forbid throttling, paid prioritization or blocking certain websites, or from giving “fast lane” treatment to preferred websites--
“This is a huge victory for Internet consumers and innovators! Starting Friday, there will be a referee on the field to keep the Internet fast, fair and open. Blocking, throttling, pay-for-priority fast lanes and other efforts to come between consumers and the Internet are now things of the past. The rules also give broadband providers the certainty and economic incentive to build fast and competitive broadband networks.”--FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler
The DC Circuit Court of Appeals handed a victory--see Order below--to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday by refusing to grant a request by the telecom industry to suspend net neutrality rules that went into effect Friday. The "Open Internet" rules, passed by the FCC in February, have been challenged in Federal Court by AT&T, Comcast and Verizon, and other internet service providers (ISPs). A full hearing on the issue is scheduled for later this year.

more information:
Open Internet | FCC.gov: The FCC’s rules protecting an Open Internet are now in effect.
June 11, 2015 - Statement Commissioner Rosenworcel Statement on DC Circuit Decision
June 11, 2015 - Statement Comm O'Rielly DC Circuit Decision to Deny Stay of Net Neutrality Order
June 11, 2015 - Statement Cmmr Clyburn Stmt on DC Circuit Denial of Petition to Stay OI Order
June 11, 2015 - Statement Comm Pai Stmt on DC Circuit Decision to Review Internet Regs Promptly
June 11, 2015 - Statement Chairman's Statement on Court Denying Stay of FCC Open Internet Rules


Order Denying Stay[1]

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