Court Backs Relaxation of Net Neutrality Protections

October 2, 2019

A federal appeals court on Tuesday sided with the Federal Communications Commission in its decision to roll back Obama-era net neutrality protections, The Washington Post and other news organizations reported. The mixed decision, however, will allow states to make their own rules.

The concept behind net neutrality is that all web content should be treated equally by internet service providers. A wide range of higher education groups have condemned the rollback, which they say could make it more difficult for students and the public to access educational resources. The changes also could lead to huge costs for colleges, the groups have said.

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