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FCC to write new net neutrality rules

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fcc rules on net neutralityFederal regulators said Wednesday that they will write new "open Internet" rules aimed at ensuring U.S. broadband providers do not intentionally block or slow down access to any lawful content on the Internet.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said that it will not appeal last month's court decision that rejected a previous version of the so-called net neutrality rules, which aim to prevent telecom operators from blocking or slowing online offerings like Netflix or YouTube while promoting services of their own partners.

FCC officials said that even though the court invalidated some provisions it sought to implement, the decision provided a "blueprint" for a new set of regulations.

The court used a narrow legal justification for striking down the 2010 rules, saying the FCC could not regulate broadband providers like Verizon and AT&T as "common carriers" or public utilities. The court said the FCC itself had already classified broadband providers as exempt from treatment as common carriers, which set up a legal contradiction.

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