• FCC Chairman Proposes Reclassification Of Internet Access Service
  • May 14, 2010 | Authors: Maureen Jeffreys; Stephanie M. Phillipps
  • Law Firm: Arnold & Porter LLP - Washington Office
  • On May 6, 2010, the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Julius Genachowski, released a statement proposing a new legal framework for the FCC’s approach to broadband communications services. Specifically, Chairman Genachowski proposes recognizing the transmission component of broadband access service as a “telecommunications service” subject to the provisions of Title II of the Communications Act. Under the proposal, however, the FCC would apply only a limited number of Title II provisions to the transmission component and would formally forbear from application of others. www.arnoldporter.com