By Matt WaldmanPublished June 30, 2018 11:32:17It’s not just the ads that are getting a lot of attention.
The ads themselves are getting more attention, too.
In March, a federal appeals court in Texas ruled that the FCC’s current rules on online content were not sufficiently strict.
A ruling that could set a precedent that would allow internet service providers like AT&T and Comcast to block the ads.
And a ruling last month by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York struck down the FCC rules for content.
The latest decision by the appeals court, however, seems to indicate that the Supreme Court will not take up the case.
Instead, the appeals panel wrote that the appeals courts have “not been persuaded that the Commission’s broadband policy promulgated by the Chairman’s January 21, 2018 Order and the order issued January 26, 2018, is consistent with the statutory authority granted in the Communications Act.”
The court ruled that because the appeals panels decisions on the issue “do not have binding precedent” and because the FCC “has not yet determined whether it will appeal to the Supreme Courts,” the appeals are not binding on the FCC.
The Supreme Court has been skeptical of the FCC regulations, which allow internet providers to charge extra for a faster internet connection.
In its latest decision in February, the Supreme