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U.S Court of Appeals to hear preliminary ‘net neutrality’ on Dec. 4th.


08/04/2015 - 07:31



USTelecom has sued the FCC over its ‘net neutrality’ rules. The case will be heard in the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit. The outcome of this case is likely to have a major impact on us all in this increasingly connected world.



On the 4th of December this year, a U.S court of Appeals with begin hearing oral arguments, the outcome of which could set a legal precedent, challenging the Federal Communications Commission's "net neutrality" rules, based on which broadband service providers can block or dramatically slow down internet traffic.
 
The plaintiffs, in this case is USTelecom, an umbrella trade group for broadband service providers. Other opponents of this rule, created by the FCC, have also joined hands and have come together to join USTelecom.
 
USTelecom has taken the FCC to court on the grounds that the net neutrality rules that it created is in violation of a host of laws, regulations and procedures.
 
 
The dispute will be heard in Washington by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
 
Source(s): Reuters.com





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