Markey Hails DC Circuit Court Decision on FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

Washington (June 11, 2015) – Today, the Circuit Court in the District of Columbia rejected a request by industry to halt the implementation of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Open Internet rules pending a final judgment on their lawsuit against the Commission. The FCC’s net neutrality rules take effect Friday

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), author of the first net neutrality legislation introduced in the House of Representatives, released the following statement:

“The news today from the D.C. Circuit Court is clear: the Internet is open for business for everyone. I applaud the court for its decision to deny industry’s requested stay of the FCC’s Open Internet order.  Consumers, innovators, activists and entrepreneurs – anyone who counts on the Internet to connect with the world around them – will fully benefit from these essential net neutrality protections.”