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US court: FCC had the right to dump net-neutrality rules


Last updated 10/4/2019 at 3:57pm

The Associated Press - Special to Valley News

A federal court ruled that the Federal Communications Commission had the right to dump net-neutrality rules, but it couldn’t bar states like California from passing their own.

The ruling is largely a victory for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Trump administration appointee, who championed a repeal of the Obama-era rules.

The 2015 net neutrality rules had barred internet providers such as AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from blocking, slowing down or charging internet companies to favor some sites or apps over others.

Without these rules, phone and cable...

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