Press Release Net Neutrality

DC Circuit Court Upholds Open Internet Rules — Again

May 1, 2017 , , ,

Today, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denied petitions asking the court to reconsider its decision upholding the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order. It declined to do so, with an opinion by Judges Srinivasan and Tatel reiterating why the arguments against the previous FCC’s actions are without merit.

The following can be attributed to John Bergmayer, Senior Counsel at Public Knowledge:

“The D.C. Circuit has once again confirmed that the FCC's Open Internet rules are lawful and supported by the evidence. Now, the primary threat to these important consumer protections is FCC Chairman Pai's determination to roll them back, and to hand more power to monopolistic internet access providers.”