FCC Proposal Regarding Net Neutrality

This entry is an update on a previous blog entry regarding the Net Neutrality debate. Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) Chairman Tom Wheeler recently announced that he plans to circulate a proposal implementing Net Neutrality Regulations, including classifying Internet Service Providers as common carriers under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, provisions blocking broadband providers from charging premiums for faster access or blocking website content, and applying such provisions to wireless providers for the first time. This proposal is likely the strongest open Internet policy proposed by the FCC to date. The full text of the announcement can be found here. Although this proposal still needs to be voted upon, it appears that it is a step in favor of Net Neutrality. Our firm will continue to monitor the outcome of this debate and considering the accompanying legal effects.

Daniel Devine
Santucci Priore, P.L.

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