This court’s ruling could lead to Internet favoritism

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Court ruling may let Internet providers create paid express lanes for web content

An appeals court in Washington has ruled that the FCC cannot impose net neutrality rules over Internet providers.Those rules prevent companies from favoring certain internet traffic over others. The decision comes after Verizon filed a challenge to the rules in 2011, saying the FCC lacked the authority to enforce them, PCWorld reports.That means carriers can make some websites run faster, the Verge reports. However, the court maintained disclosure requirements, meaning companies have to tell subscribers.The ruling could open the door …

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