US appeals court will not reconsider California net neutrality ruling By Reuters

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Court of Appeals on Wednesday said it would not reconsider its decision in January to uphold California’s net neutrality law.

A three-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in January said a 2017 decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reverse federal internet protections could not bar state action, rejecting a challenge from telecom and broad industry groups to block California’s net neutrality law. The appeals court on Wednesday rejected a petition for a rehearing by the full court.

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