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DC Court of Appeals Declines to Reconsider So-Called Net Neutrality

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia declined to reconsider a decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to repeal so-called Net Neutrality regulations enacted by the Obama Administration.

CEI research fellow Patrick Hedger reacted: 

“We’re approaching two years since the repeal of heavy-handed title II regulation of the Internet and none of the dire predictions of net neutrality supporters have come to pass.  The Internet is not just intact, but is thriving.” 

Internet speeds are up 56% in the last two years, the digital divide is closing, total broadband investment is rising and each of the last two years set records for miles of fiber deployment. 

Associate director of CEI’s Center for Technology and Innovation Jessica Melugin said: 

“State governments and proponents of reinstating net neutrality at the federal level should not ignore the real world evidence and the decision of the Court. They too should leave these discarded regulations in the dustbin of failed history.”

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