The Federal Communications Commission's "open Internet" rules violate the 1996 Communications Act, a U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday, handing Verizon Communications and other Internet service providers a victory over regulators. The court said the FCC had the authority to issue such guidelines but overstepped its legal bounds. President Barack Obama "remains committed" to the concept of Net neutrality, a White House statement said. Verizon, AT&T and other ISPs insisted the Internet would remain "open." The rules did not apply to wireless providers.

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