Court rules on net neutrality: not all bad.

On October 1, 2019, The United States Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia issued its ruling in the case of Mozilla v FCC. The Court’s ruling is contained in a 186 opinion.  The best part of the opinion is that the Court ruled that the FCC attack on net neutrality does not preempt state laws that seek to maintain net neutrality. In other regards, much of the Court’s ruling deferred to the FCC.  For example, the Court rejected Mozilla’s challenge to the FCC’s reclassification of internet broadband from a telecommunications service to an information service.  However, the power of states to enact their own net neutrality laws, such as is being proposed in California, is not a small victory.

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