FCC Net Neutrality Rules Go Into Effect November 20
The FCC’s Net Neutrality rules will go into effect on November 20th. Barely passing back in December with a 3-2 vote along party lines, the new regulations ban ISPs from intentionally blocking or degrading the speed for legal internet traffic.
Expect legal battles ahead in an attempt to derail the new rules. From Reuters:
But revving up the printing presses means that legal challenges from Verizon and MetroPCS that hope to overturn the regulations can now go forward.
In April, the D.C. Court of Appeals dismissed suits from the internet providers aimed at overturning the FCC’s rules. In its decision, the court said that the companies needed to wait until the new regulations were published in the Federal Register before any appeal could be heard.
The FCC will publish the net neutrality rules tomorrow.