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Federal Rules on Open Internet Allowed to Proceed Over Objections

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An appeals court decision will allow federal rules that supporters say protect a free and open Internet to go forward—over the objections of telecommunications providers.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals refused last month to postpone Federal Communications Commission policies on "net neutrality," despite a request for delay sought by the U.S. Telecom Association. The judges said the request had not met the "stringent requirements" for a delay. The legal fight over the rules, however, will continue.

Some organizations feared that schools' access to free online academic materials and video could get relegated to second-class status if telecoms were allowed to create fast and slow lanes.

Vol. 34, Issue 36, Page 4

Published in Print: July 8, 2015, as Federal Rules on Open Internet Allowed to Proceed Over Objections
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