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Net Neutrality Order Deep - Dive: Open Internet Rules Repealed, Transparency Requirements Remain, FTC Role over Broadband Privacy...

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

In this Client Alert, we provide a deep dive on the FCC’s recent Declaratory Ruling, Report and Order, and Order, that largely repeals the so-called “Open Internet” regulatory framework implemented by the prior FCC Chairman...more

October 2017 FCC Meeting Recap: Can We Be Better PALs? The FCC Seeks to Modify the Two-Year-Old Rules in the 3.5 GHz Band Citing...

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

At its Open Meeting on October 24, the FCC took a major step in recrafting the licensing and other rules for the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (“CBRS”) in the 3550-3700 MHz band (the “3.5 GHz band”) and promote 5G...more

FCC Proposes to Roll Back Net Neutrality Regulations

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently commenced a highly contentious proceeding to begin the rollback of various aspects of its network neutrality regulations, which it adopted on a party-line vote under the...more

What to Expect at the FCC’s June 2017 Open Meeting

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

This is Kelley Drye’s preview of the items under consideration at the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) upcoming monthly Open Meeting, to be held on June 22, 2017. Chairman Ajit Pai continues to schedule a large...more

FCC Net Neutrality War

by King & Spalding on

On April 27, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) released a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”), proposing to reverse the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order (“Title II Order”), which had applied Title II...more

FCC Launches Proceeding to Rollback Net Neutrality

by Perkins Coie on

New developments: Since we published our update below, the FCC has adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to begin the process of rolling back the rules and regulatory framework for net neutrality...more

Draft “Internet Freedom NPRM” Released by FCC – More Net Neutrality Madness to Follow

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On April 27, 2017, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released the draft text of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (the “Internet Freedom NPRM”) that would reverse the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order. The Open Internet Order, which has now...more

FCC Launches Efforts to Foster Wireline Broadband Deployment

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On April 20, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (“Commission” or “FCC”) initiated a new wireline infrastructure docket to “better enable broadband providers to build, maintain, and upgrade their networks” hoping to...more

Client Advisory: FCC Explores How to Speed Next Generation Wireline Broadband Deployment in New Proceeding

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On April 20, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (“Commission” or “FCC”) initiated three interrelated proceedings in new WC Docket No. 17-84 that aim to “better enable broadband providers to build, maintain, and...more

FCC Releases Draft of “Internet Freedom” Item in Advance of May Open Meeting

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On April 27, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) released the draft text of a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would launch a new FCC proceeding (WC Docket No. 17-108) to roll back the...more

The Need for Speed 2: FCC Releases Final NPRM to Accelerate Broadband Deployment

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On April 21, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (“Commission”) released its final version of the combined Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Notice of Inquiry and Request for Comment in the matter of Accelerating...more

The Need for Speed: FCC Circulates Proposal to Accelerate Broadband Deployment

On March 30, 2017, the FCC released a draft of a combined Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Notice of Inquiry and Request for Comment designed to facilitate and accelerate the deployment of next generation broadband networks....more

FCC Adopts Privacy Regulations for Broadband Internet Service Providers

by White & Case LLP on

On October 27, 2016 the FCC announced its adoption of an Order establishing a set of privacy regulations ("Broadband Privacy Rules") governing the use of consumer personal information by Broadband Internet Service Providers...more

Brace for Impact: The FCC’s Broadband Privacy Rules Are Almost Here

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On October 6, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler published a fact sheet and blog post outlining his proposal to create privacy rules for internet service providers (ISPs), setting the final rules up for a...more

Commenters Dispute FCC’s Proposed ISP Privacy Opt-In Rules

by King & Spalding on

The Federal Communications Commission ( “FCC”) received more than 276,000 public comments on its proposed broadband Internet service provider privacy rules. Of these, two academic submissions received near the July 6 deadline...more

What’s the Frequency, Tom: The FCC Releases the Spectrum Frontiers Order

In a move that will support the development of 5G networks, the FCC issued an Order last week in the “Spectrum Frontiers” proceeding that should open up large amounts of high-band spectrum for licensed and unlicensed use. ...more

HUD Proposes Two New Rules on Broadband Infrastructure and Consolidated Planning

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking to impose new and unfunded mandates on local governments related to the accessibility of broadband services in federally funded...more

The FCC’s Broadband Privacy Proposal – Hit from All Sides

by Reed Smith on

Initial Comments are due on May 27, 2016 regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) released last month by the FCC in its broadband privacy proceeding. The rules proposed in the NPRM have already been the subject of...more

FCC Proposes Formal Privacy Regulations for Broadband ISPs

by White & Case LLP on

On March 31, 2016, a 3-2 majority of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("NPRM") to establish a set of regulations governing the data collection, use, and sharing...more

Top Takeaways from DWT’s April 26 Open Internet Webinar

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

As the communications industry anxiously awaits a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on the judicial challenge to the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet rules, the Commission is...more

FCC Adopts Framework for Broad New Regulations of Newly Christened “Business Data Services” f/k/a Special Access Services

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

FCC Chairman Wheeler’s plan to extend a new rate regulation regime to so-called business data services (which provide point-to-point transmission of data at guaranteed speeds and service levels), formerly known as “special...more

FCC Privacy Comments [Still] Due May 27

After taking more than a year to issue its notice of proposed rulemaking regarding broadband Internet privacy, today the FCC denied requests from multiple parties for extensions of time to file comments. In its denial,...more

Lifeline Modernization and Transition from Voice to Broadband

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) released the Lifeline Modernization Order on April 27, 2016, to modernize the Lifeline program to support broadband Internet access, which “has become a prerequisite...more

The FCC’s Privacy NPRM: A Closer Look at the Commission’s Legal Authority and Some of Its Proposals

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

As we have previously advised, the FCC’s proposed rulemaking to “protect the privacy of customers of broadband and other telecommunications services” (the “NPRM”) proposes sweeping changes to the ways that Internet Service...more

Analysis of the FCC’s Proposed Broadband Privacy Regulations

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

As we highlighted in a post last month, the FCC has proposed sweeping new privacy rules on broadband providers. Since our last post, the FCC has released its proposal in the form of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. ...more

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