On September 21, several technology companies including Yelp, Squarespace, Twitter, and Reddit, filed a Brief with the U.S, Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit supporting the FCC’s Open Internet rules.  The rules reclassify broadband Internet access service as a telecommunications service and prohibit providers from blocking or throttling lawful content, applications, or services.  The companies urged the Court to uphold the Commission’s new rules, arguing that permitting broadband providers to prioritize traffic for money and to throttle lawful content would enable ISPs to decide which platforms thrive and which do not.  The Court is scheduled to hear oral argument in this case on December 4.