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FCC Internet Regulation Decision Will Set Off Multi-Year Battle

Posted by Andrew Regitsky

Feb 6, 2015 9:37:11 AM

Clearly giving in to White House political pressure, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler let the cat out of the bag Wednesday when he announced to the surprise of no one, that on February 26, 2015, the Commission will vote to reclassify and regulate wireline and wireless broadband access to the Internet as a Title II telecommunications service. Large Internet service providers (ISPs) such as AT&T, Comcast and Verizon are certain to appeal the decision all the way to Supreme Court if necessary, ensuring that the telecommunications industry will face years of legal and legislative uncertainty.

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Topics: regulatory updates, FCC, Open Internet, Broadband, Title II