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Groups Ask Appeals Court to Reconsider Net Neutrality Ruling

By on July 30, 2016
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10:  Network cables are plugged in a server room on November 10, 2014 in New York City. U.S. President Barack Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to implement a strict policy of net neutrality and to oppose content providers in restricting bandwith to customers.  (Photo by Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Network cables are plugged in a server room on November 10, 2014 in New York City. U.S. President Barack Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to implement a strict policy of net neutrality and to oppose content providers in restricting bandwith to customers. (Photo by Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images)

Network cables are plugged in a server room on November 10, 2014 in New York City. President Barack Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to implement a strict policy of net neutrality and to oppose content providers in restricting bandwidth to customers. (Photo by Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images)

NEW YORK – Cable and telecom industry groups want a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling on “net neutrality” that preserved regulations forcing internet providers to treat all online traffic equally.

The Wireless Association, an industry trade group also known as CTIA, and other groups on Friday filed petitions for the case to be reheard by all of the court’s judges.

Last month, a three-judge panel from the court upheld the government’s net neutrality rules that treat the internet like a public utility and prohibit blocking, slowing and creating paid fast lanes for online traffic.

The 2-1 ruling was a huge victory for the Obama administration and the consumer groups and internet companies that have pushed net neutrality for years.

The Federal Communications Commission said Friday that it’s confident the full court will affirm the panel’s previous ruling.

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