Those Obama-era protections were put in place with the goal of keeping the internet open and fair.
They basically forced internet service providers to treat all web content fairly and equally. The new, looser internet regulations went into effect in June of last year. Critics have said without net neutrality rules in place, providers can control what consumers see online. In August, attorneys general from 22 states and the District of Columbia asked a federal appeals court to reinstate the net neutrality rules.
And last month, that appeals court heard oral arguments in the challenge and is expected to issue a ruling over the summer.