On June 14, 2016, the D.C. Circuit upheld the Federal Communication Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order, in which the FCC reclassified broadband Internet service as a telecommunications service and promulgated open Internet rules that require broadband Internet providers to treat Internet traffic equally.  The same court had struck down the Commission’s two earlier attempts to impose open Internet (a/k/a “net neutrality”) rules on different legal grounds.  This ultimately caused the FCC to reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service, which essentially gives it the authority to treat broadband as a regulated utility.  The third time proved a charm, as the D.C. Circuit has now said the reclassification was valid and provides a sound basis for the issuance of the open Internet rules.