A U.S. appeals court said late on Thursday it will not reconsider an October ruling that largely upheld the repeal of landmark net neutrality rules, rejecting requests by 15 U.S. states, and tech and advocacy groups.
“The internet has remained free and open, consumers have been protected, speeds have increased, and more and more Americans have gotten access to broadband,” a spokeswoman for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said.
"Given how important this issue is to people's online experience and the internet, we believe these arguments deserved a rehearing," Amy Keating, the chief legal officer at Mozilla, said in a statement to The Hill.
"We are considering next steps. Mozilla is committed to fighting for consumers and net neutrality alongside our community, whether in Congress, states, or courts."
Court of Appeal for the D.C. Circuit rejects petitions to rehear the appeal of the 2017 FCC Order eliminating #NetNeutrality. Parties now have three months to ask the Supreme Court to take the case. pic.twitter.com/wdaow0HSLc— Barbara van Schewick (@vanschewick) February 7, 2020