Too little, too late? FCC wins net neutrality court case(credit: Flickr user: Steve Rhodes)
If the Federal Communications Commission still intended to enforce net neutrality rules, a court decision issued today would have qualified as great news at the commission.
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied the broadband industry’s petition for a rehearing of a case that upheld net neutrality rules last year.

A three-judge panel ruled 2-1 in favor of the FCC in June 2016, but ISPs wanted an en banc review in front of all of the court’s judges.

The request for an en banc review was denied in the order issued today.
ISPs could still appeal to the Supreme Court, but the net neutrality rules are likely to be eliminated by the FCC’s current leadership.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican, opposed the rules when they were implemented by his predecessor, Democrat Tom Wheeler.
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