Groups Ask Appeals Court to Reconsider Net Neutrality Ruling
NEW YORK (AP) — Cable and telecom industry groups want a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling on net neutrality. The Wireless Association, an industry trade group also known as CTIA, and other groups are petitioning for the case to be reheard by all of the court's judges. Last month, a three-judge panel from the court upheld the government's "net neutrality" rules, preserving regulations that force internet providers to treat all online traffic equally. The 2-1 ruling was a huge victory for the Obama administration and the consumer groups and internet companies that have pushed net neutrality for years. The Federal Communications Commission's rules block internet service providers from favoring their own services and disadvantaging others; blocking other sites and apps; and creating "fast lanes" for services that pay for the privilege.