A federal court will let stand a ruling that upheld the FCC's sweeping 2015 net neutrality rules. The court upheld the rules last year, but the industry representatives that brought the lawsuit had asked that the court's full panel of judges reconsider the case.
Why it matters: This sets up a possible appeal to the Supreme Court if industry groups choose to go that route. And it comes just days after the FCC's new Republican chairman, Ajit Pai, introduced a proposal to roll back the rules. The court acknowledged Pai's proposal in its decision to deny the request to rehear the case, saying that to do so "would be particularly unwarranted at this point in light of the uncertainty surrounding the fate of the FCC's Order."