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Oral arguments in net neutrality case set for December 4

Mark your calendar. As promised, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has put the high-profile net neutrality court case on the fast track and will hear oral arguments on December 4.

A decision could come as as early as spring of next year, about a year after the rules went into effect on June 12, 2015.

Telecom, cable, wireless carriers and other petitioners filed the first briefs in the case last Thursday. Intervenors supporting the petitioners are due this Thursday.

Petitioners are challenging the portion of the rule that classifies Internet service providers as common carriers under Title II, a statute crafted for the decades-old telephone system.

The case is United States Telecom Association, et al. v. Federal Communications Commission and United States of America.