• FCC to Rollback Net Neutrality
  • December 7, 2017 | Authors: C. Douglas Jarrett; Wesley K. Wright
  • Law Firms: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office; Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • Last week, the FCC announced that it had circulated a draft Order for consideration at the agency’s December 14th Open Meeting that, if adopted, would largely repeal the agency’s net neutrality rules that were adopted in 2015. The net neutrality rules prohibit broadband providers from blocking access to legal content, throttling (impairing or degrading) lawful Internet traffic and favoring some lawful Internet traffic over other lawful traffic in exchange for consideration (paid prioritization). FCC Chairman Pai has been a vocal critic of these rules. He released a statement last week endorsing a repeal of the rules, which was echoed by the two other Republican Commissioners: O’Rielly and Carr. The two Democratic Commissioners, Rosenworcel and Clyburn, issued statements opposing a repeal of the rules. For additional information, please contact Doug Jarrett ([email protected]; 202.434.4180) or Wes Wright ([email protected]; 202.434.4239).