Benton Welcomes Court Backing of FCC's Open Internet Order

On June 11, 2015, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied a motion for stay filed by several broadband providers who oppose the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet Order passed earlier this year. The following statement can be attributed to Benton Foundation Director of Policy Amina Fazlullah:

“The Benton Foundation welcomes the D.C. Circuit’s decision to decline staying the Open Internet Order passed by the FCC in February 2015. June 12 marks the first day the FCC’s rules -- the nation’s most strenuous network neutrality protections -- come into effect. Chairman Wheeler’s efforts to protect and promote an Open Internet are now officially grounded in the strongest legal foundation. The Internet facilitates the exercising of many indispensable civil liberties in the digital era. It must remain free and open. The D.C. Circuit’s ruling on the motion for stay is a victory for all consumers, content creators, and innovators.”