• Final Internet Freedom Rule Published
  • April 2, 2018 | Author: C. Douglas Jarrett
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • On Feb 22, 2018, the Restoring Internet Freedom Final Rule was published in the Federal Register, making the effective date April 23, 2018. As we previously reported (Vol. XV, Issue 2), the rule effectively repeals the 2015 Open Internet Order. In place, the Restoring Internet Freedom Order provides a comprehensive “transparency rule,” requiring broadband providers to disclose any blocking, throttling or paid prioritization; full disclosure of the ISPs’ privacy policies; and confirms the role of the Federal Trade Commission on enforcement and privacy matters.