U.S. appeals court upholds net neutrality rules

A U.S. appeals court has upheld the net neutrality rules introduced by the Obama administration. The regulations were introduced last year to make sure that Internet providers treat all Internet traffic equally. According to White House spokesman Josh Earnest, the decision marks ‘a victory for the open, fair and free internet as we know it today – the one that remains open to innovation and economic growth, without service providers serving as paid gatekeepers.’ The Internet service providers that filed the lawsuit said they would appeal to the full appellate court of the Supreme Court.