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Net Neutrality

US Mayors Join Net Neutrality Cause

by Morgan Lewis on

As of this past Monday, 11 US mayors have signed a pledge defending “net neutrality” in their cities and towns. The pledge, titled “Cities Open Internet Pledge,” was introduced by Mayors Bill de Blasio of New York, Ted...more

States Take Sides on Net Neutrality

The states have taken matters into their own hands as the battle over net neutrality continues, even after the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote to repeal the rules....more

Ninth Circuit Selected to Hear Consolidated Net Neutrality Appeals

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On March 8, 2018, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation randomly selected the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to hear the petitions for review of the Federal Communications Commission’s...more

Ninth Circuit Calls Common Carrier Exception “Activity-based”

by Reed Smith on

On February 26, 2018, an en banc federal appeals court held that the common carrier exception in the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act that preempts FTC jurisdiction is “activity-based” rather than “status-based” and...more

States Follow Through With Commitment to Protect Net Neutrality

As we discussed in our January blog, states are taking the protection of net neutrality into their own hands. This week Washington’s Governor Jay Inslee signed the first state net neutrality bill to prevent internet service...more

Life in the Fast Lane: FCC Releases Final Rule Repealing Net Neutrality

by Morgan Lewis on

This week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published the proposed final rule repealing “net neutrality,” the open internet rules that classified internet service providers (ISPs) as common carriers under Title II...more

FCC Net Neutrality Repeal Published in Federal Register, Triggering Deadlines for Challengers

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On Thursday, February 22, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) published the Restoring Internet Freedom Order (the Order) in the Federal Register. As we previously discussed, the Order...more

Net Neutrality Order Deep - Dive: Open Internet Rules Repealed, Transparency Requirements Remain, FTC Role over Broadband Privacy...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

The Year in Bankruptcy: 2017

by Jones Day on

The initial year of the Trump administration colored much of the political, business, and financial headlines of 2017, both in the U.S. and abroad. Key administration-related developments in 2017 included U.S. withdrawal from...more

News of Note for the Internet-Minded – Bots, Bots and More Bots

Bots get purged, bots hijack the IoT, bots come to your emotional rescue and more! (There is some non-bot news, as well.) Burger King goes political (and viral) with a video weighing in on the debate over Net Neutrality. ...more

Life in the Slow Lane? What the Net Neutrality Repeal May Mean for Telehealth Services

Will the repeal of the net neutrality rules negatively impact the provision of TELEHEALTH SERVICES, which require robust and reliable internet connectivity? Net neutrality is the principle that Internet Service Providers...more

Potential Impacts on Telehealth From Net Neutrality Repeal

On December 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed the Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIFO), repealing the FCC’s 2015 “net neutrality” rules and shifting the responsibility for regulating the conduct...more

Health Update - January 2018

The Eight Key Elements of Effective Compliance Programs - Editor’s Note: In a recent webinar for Bloomberg BNA, Manatt examined game-changing fraud and abuse trends and cases—and revealed strategies for avoiding False...more

Alert: FCC Internet Freedom Order: What Changed in the Final Decision

by Cooley LLP on

The FCC has released the final version of its Restoring Internet Freedom decision, which largely reverses the 2015 Open Internet order and the "network neutrality" rules adopted in that order. Since the FCC had released a...more

Virginia General Assembly to Tackle a Variety of Privacy Related Bills

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The Virginia General Assembly is underway and several privacy related bills are on the legislative agenda for 2018. The Virginia legislature will consider approximately 3,000 bills during its 60-day session that will end in...more

Attacks Mount Against FCC After Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules

by Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP on

The Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) repeal of net neutrality in December was certainly not the final word on the matter. The FCC’s decision to roll back Obama-era rules prohibiting paid preferences, throttling and...more

The State AG Report Weekly Update

by Cozen O'Connor on

AG Elections- Democrat LaKresha Roberts Declares Candidacy for Delaware AG- Democrat LaKresha Roberts, former Chief Deputy AG in the Delaware AG’s office, announced her bid for Delaware AG in 2018....more

Trump Administration: 2017 Recap and 2018 Outlook

On January 20, 2017, businessman Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States following a contentious and unconventional 2016 presidential election. Republicans also successfully maintained control...more

ICYMI: PrivSec’s Weekly News Picks

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Tech Republic reports that “the executive order may help bring internet to previously hard to reach areas, something several ISPs have been working towards.” “A more connected country”, author Olivia Krauth reports, “could...more

Jan 12th Update on FCC’s Internet Freedom Order

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On December 14, 2017, the Commission voted 3-2 as expected along party lines to adopt the Internet Freedom Order that had been circulated as a draft on November 22, 2017. When effective, the new order will reverse the...more

Gavel to Gavel: Speedier service or biased browsing?

by McAfee & Taft on

Just last month, the Federal Communications Commission reversed its 2015 rules that were intended to ban internet service providers from paid prioritization of internet users, content and services. Originally published in ...more

Restoring Internet Freedom: FCC Eliminates Common Carrier Regulation of Broadband Providers

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

New FCC order scales back net neutrality mandates while seeking to ensure internet openness through updated transparency requirements and FTC oversight. Background - On January 4, 2018, the Federal Communications...more

Moving beyond Title II: The net neutrality battle returns to Congress

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Is the obsession with Title II over? For nearly 12 years, the net neutrality issue has bounced back and forth between the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the courts. A key aspect of this never-ending debate...more

Net Neutrality: From Rules to Enforcement

To say that strong passions have surrounded the recent Federal Communications Commission vote to reverse 2015’s net neutrality rules is putting it mildly. There are stories that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has endured racist...more

ML Strategies 2018 Outlook: Telecommunications

Even though Congress spent much of last year focused on a number of bigger-picture priorities including healthcare, tax reform, and appropriations, lawmakers also developed a number of telecom-related bills. Recently,...more

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