U.S. appeals court rejects challenge to Obama net neutrality rules

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Posted: Jun 14, 2016 10:23 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's landmark net neutrality rules unveiled last year, a decision that may ultimately determine how consumers get access to content on the Internet.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled for the Obama administration on a 2-1 vote. The decision is the latest battle over administration rules requiring broadband providers to treat all data equally, rather than giving or selling access to a so-called Web fast lane.

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)