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Thu Jun 16 2016 (Updated 06/17/16)
Historic Court Ruling for Net Neutrality
Thu Jun 16 2016 (Updated 06/17/16)
Game-Changing Appeals Court Ruling Establishes a "First Amendment for the Internet"
It’s being called one of the most important moments in the history of the internet, a game-changing passage of net neutrality rules, and a First Amendment for the internet. A federal appeals court, in a 2-1 decision, ruled this week that internet service providers must offer essentially the same protections to users that are required of phone companies. Digital activists are gleefully celebrating one of the most significant parts of the ruling: the FCC can apply its net neutrality rules to cellphone data as well as home broadband.

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has been at the forefront of the battle for net neutrality, sometimes called internet freedom. Along with EFF other digital privacy non-profits including freepress.net and the newer Fight for the Future galvanized internet users to press the FCC to do its job and protect the internet from corporate domination. “This is the largest victory against monopolies this decade. Big telecom lost the number one handout they have spent hundreds of millions of dollars lobbying for over the last ten years,” said Tiffiniy Cheng, Co-Director of Fight for the Future.

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