CAFC Upholds 2017 FCC Net Neutrality Repeal

    On October 1, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 2017 repeal to the Obama-era 2015 Open Internet Order regarding net neutrality laws, which classified internet service providers (ISPs) as common carriers, “subjecting them to tougher regulations and oversight, and prohibited them from blocking or discriminating against certain websites.”

    While the ruling reaffirmed that the FCC cannot heavily regulate ISPs, CAFC stated that the FCC does not have the power to block states from passing their own net neutrality laws.

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