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FCC Votes to Adopt Internet Freedom Order

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 Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order. Based on the Commissioners’ comments at the open meeting the new order should […]

FCC Releases Draft Internet Freedom Order

The wheel that is U.S. policy on “net neutrality” has taken another turn. On November 22, 2017, the FCC released a draft of the Internet Freedom Order, which, when effective, will reverse the Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order (now referred to as the “Title II Order”). As recounted in previous DWT Alerts, the Title II Order’s finding that broadband Internet access […]

FCC Bureaus Release Guidance on Transparency Rule Implementation

On May 19, the FCC’s Chief Technologist, Office of General Counsel, and Enforcement Bureau (“Bureaus”) released new guidance addressing implementation of the enhanced transparency disclosure requirements required by the 2015 Open Internet Order.  The Guidance addresses many of the questions that had been left unanswered by the initial release of the rules as their effective […]

Top Takeaways from DWT’s April 26 Open Internet Webinar

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 charging forward with new regulations.  On April 26, DWT held its latest in a series of webinars focusing on Open Internet developments.  […]

FCC Releases Open Internet Transparency/Disclosure Rule Safe Harbor in the Form of Broadband Service “Labels” for End User Customers

Broadband Disclosures Bear Striking Resemblance to Nutrition Labels  The FCC has released its safe harbor disclosure framework under the Open Internet transparency requirements for end user customer disclosures, which takes the form of a broadband “label” –not unlike the form of labels used by manufacturers of food products.  There are two separate safe harbor labels: […]

Edge Provider Files First Interconnection Complaint

What appears to be the first complaint by an edge provider regarding interconnection has been submitted to the FCC.  In the complaint, dated June 22, 2015, Commercial Network Services (CNS) identifies itself as an edge provider that provides web hosting services. Specifically, the company describes itself as providing streaming content (including a webcam and Internet […]

The Open Internet Order’s Changes Regarding Edge Providers

The FCC’s Open Internet Order (“Order”), set to take effect on June 12, 2015, asserts FCC authority over the Internet connections between so-called “edge providers” and broadband providers.  Edge providers, as understood by the FCC, are those companies that provide content, services, and applications over the Internet (for example Google and Netflix).   The FCC’s order […]
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