DOJ and FCC request Supreme Court vacate 2016 net neutrality ruling

The Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission today asked the Supreme Court to annul a decision of the appeals court that defends the net's neutrality in 2016. If the court decides to grant the motion, the previous decision of the court will be eliminated. support the rules. the way to re-litigate in the future when it comes to classifying broadband.

In December, the FCC voted to undo the 2015 Open Internet Order that established network neutrality rules prohibiting broadband providers from throttling Internet users' speed and blocking legal content online. Months before the Commission voted to revoke the rules last year, telecommunications companies such as AT & T were already working in the Supreme Court to eliminate the ruling that maintained the net neutrality of the judicial file.

If the DOJ and the FCC application are approved by the court, the above rules, headed by Tom Wheeler, would be voided in the court record. This would allow new litigation to determine how the Communications Act should be used to classify broadband in the future. The new rules are already being challenged in the courts, and the Justice Department and the FCC write that the same issues of legal authority and classification can be answered by overriding the 2016 decision and considering them again in these new challenges.

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