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FCC Makes Public Its Plan to Stop Regulating the Internet

Posted by Andrew Regitsky

Dec 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM

On the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday, the FCC decided to give ISPs an early Christmas present when it made public a draft "Internet Freedom" Declaratory Ruling, Report and Order, and Order ("Internet Freedom Order") it intends to vote into law on December 14, 2017.  The Internet Freedom Order would completely overturn the FCC's 2015 Open Internet Order and turn over almost all regulatory authority over the Internet to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  Here is a summary of the key points of the draft Order and its implications:

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Topics: regulatory updates, FCC, Open Internet, internet regulation, open internet order, federal trade commission, internet freedom