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Major Telecoms Fail to Stop Implementation of New Net Neutrality Rules

Created: 12 June, 2015
Updated: 15 October, 2022
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The FCC's new net neutrality rules went into effect Friday despite an effort by several broadband providers and telecom associations to get a federal court to issue a stay on the rules. The court denied the request.

The Washington Post reports:

"While some net neutrality enthusiasts were celebrating the court win, another attempt to thwart the regulations made progress in the House. PowerPost reported Wednesday that language in an appropriation’s bill would prevent the FCC from using federal dollars to implement the rules until after pending litigation is settled. Our colleagues at The Switch write that the language got a thumbs up from the House financial services subcommittee." - PowerPost, June 12, 2015

The future of net neutrality is still unclear. House Republicans will likely continue to fight it. Also, according to Fortune, a full hearing on the new rules will take place later this year.