U.S. appeals court strikes down internet rules

WASHINGTON Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:21am EST

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday struck down the latest effort by the Federal Communications Commission to require internet providers to treat all traffic the same, a policy known as net neutrality.

The FCC did not have the legal authority to enact the 2011 regulations, which were challenged in a lawsuit brought by Verizon Communications Inc, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said in its ruling.

(Reporting by David Ingram)

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