FCC won’t appeal net neutrality decision, says it will write new rules

Federal regulators said Wednesday that they will write new “open Internet” rules aimed at ensuring U.S. broadband providers do not intentionally block or slow down access to any lawful content on the Internet. 
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said that it will not appeal last month’s court decision that rejected a previous version of the so-called net neutrality rules, which aim to prevent telecom operators from blocking or slowing online offerings like Netflix or YouTube while promoting services of their own partners.
FCC officials said that even though the court invalidated some provisions it sought to implement, the decision provided a “blueprint” for a new set of regulations.

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(Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

FCC won’t appeal net neutrality decision, says it will write new rules

Federal regulators said Wednesday that they will write new “open Internet” rules aimed at ensuring U.S. broadband providers do not intentionally block or slow down access to any lawful content on the Internet. 

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said that it will not appeal last month’s court decision that rejected a previous version of the so-called net neutrality rules, which aim to prevent telecom operators from blocking or slowing online offerings like Netflix or YouTube while promoting services of their own partners.

FCC officials said that even though the court invalidated some provisions it sought to implement, the decision provided a “blueprint” for a new set of regulations.

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(Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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