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US court says FCC can't block states from setting net neutrality rules

Wednesday 2 October 2019 | 09:31 CET | News
Update: 2 October 2019 | 13:30 CET
In its judgement, the court said the FCC "lacked the legal authority to categorically abolish all 50 states statutorily conferred authority to regulate intrastate communications" while acknowledging that the agency could still make "provision-specific arguments" to seek to block individual aspects of state net neutrality rules. It also found that the agency "failed to examine the implications of its decisions for public safety" and must also review how its decision will impact a government subsidy programme for low-income users.  

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[02/10/2019 13:30- Update: Added reaction from Mozilla and industry bodies.]


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Countries: United States
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