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Net neutrality rules go into effect, for now

Net neutrality rules go into effect, for now

A federal appeals court made an instructive point about net neutrality Thursday by doing nothing. Well, OK, that's not entirely accurate. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an order denying the telephone and cable companies' motion to suspend the new net neutrality rules, which go into effect Friday. The terse order said the companies had not "satisfied the stringent requirements for a stay pending court review." Feel free to read into the order two things. First, despite the phone and cable companies' assertions to the contrary, the lawsuit is not a slam-dunk win for their side. And second, it isn't clear that...

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