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Federal court says FCC lacks authority to uphold net neutrality in Comcast v. FCC

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has ruled that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) lacks the authority to require broadband providers to give equal treatment to all Internet traffic flowing over their networks.

The ALA believes the Internet faces major threats as a result of deregulation and has voiced support for FCC’s efforts to maintain an open Internet by codifying the principles of network neutrality.  The ALA Washington continues to analyze the implications of the court ruling and is planning next steps.

The ALA is slated to file comments to FCC tomorrow as part of the Open Internet Coalition in the matter of Preserving the Open Internet Broadband Industry Practices, which are currently due tomorrow.

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