Last week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted in favor of “net neutrality.”
Today’s wireless mobile broadband networks largely operate on spectrum below 3 GHz, but engineers and policymakers are actively looking to higher frequency bands for the development of next-generation “5G” platforms.
Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) released a Public Notice reminding telecommunications service providers, VoIP providers and advanced communications service (“ACS”) providers and equipment manufacturers of their obligation to maintain records of their efforts to implement accessibility requirements, and to annual certify their recordkeeping efforts.
Broadcasters and MVPDs face numerous FCC deadlines in the upcoming weeks and months related to accessibility and the CALM Act. Below, we briefly discuss each deadline and then provide a summary table.
On February 26, the Federal Communications Committion (FCC) voted 3-2 along party lines to adopt Open Internet rules. The FCC Bureau requested to retain “editorial privileges” to the order, which the Chairman granted, meaning that drafting of the text of the order itself will continue for the next several days if not weeks.
Monday Morning Regulatory Review: Open Utility Internet; Immigration Executive Action Litigation III; And Retirement Investment Fiduciaries
Regulations were a significant topic in the news last week, led by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision to treat internet service providers as a common carrier and left the general public in the dark.
Chairman Wheeler announced yesterday that the Net Neutrality rules would treat broadband Internet access service providers in the same manner that the mobile wireless industry has been regulated over the last 22 years.
After nearly 4 million public comments, and months of vigorous public, industry, and Congressional debate, the FCC, by a 3-2 vote, approved revised net neutrality rules to “protect the Open Internet.”
At the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) Open Meeting on February 26, the Commission voted along party lines (3-2) to reclassify broadband Internet access service as a “telecommunications service” under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 (as amended), imposing common carrier-based “Open Internet” rules on fixed and mobile broadband providers.
Good job Internet, you did it: by a 3-2 vote, the FCC has officially voted to regulate the Internet like a utility, establishing the strongest victory for net neutrality. So what happens now?