US Appeals Court to hear net neutrality legal challenges

By Thomson Reuters Jun 6, 2024 | 1:31 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear a series of industry legal challenges seeking to block the Biden administration’s reinstatement of landmark net neutrality rules set to take effect on July 22, according to an order Thursday.

The Federal Communications Commission voted in April along party lines to reassume regulatory oversight of broadband internet and reinstate open internet rules adopted in 2015 that were rescinded under former President Donald Trump and challenges were filed in seven circuit courts. FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel said she was confident. “I have full confidence in what this agency has developed with respect to net neutrality, and I believe our work will be upheld by the courts,” she said Thursday.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)