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Court Backs Rules Treating Internet as Utility, Not Luxury


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Tom Wheeler, FCC

Tom Wheeler, chairman of the F.C.C., said the courts ruling would "ensure the internet remains open, now and in the future."

Credit: Matthew Eisman/Getty Images for Common Sense Media

High-speed internet service can be defined as a utility, a federal court has ruled in a sweeping decision clearing the way for more rigorous policing of broadband providers and greater protections for web users.

From The New York Times
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