In December last year, the US Federal Communications Commission voted to officially abolish the network neutrality rules established by the Obama administration's 2015 Open Internet Order. This regulation prohibits broadband providers from limiting users' Internet speeds and blocking legitimate online content. A few months before the Federal Communications Commission voted to abolish the net neutrality rule, telecommunications companies like AT&T have filed suits in the Supreme Court to abolish the ruling in the judicial record that supports net neutrality.
If the request of the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission is approved by the court, the previous rules led by Tom Wheeler will be revoked from the judicial record. This will allow new lawsuits to be filed in determining how to use the Communications Act to classify broadband in the future. The Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission wrote that by revoking the 2016 ruling and reconsidering these new challenges, the same legal authority and classification issues can be answered.