November 16, 2019
D.C. Circuit rules for FCC in landmark internet case, but leaves open possible state role on regulation
A unanimous ruling today by a three-judge panel in favor of the Federal Communications Commission's deregulation of internet access under its 2018 Restoring Internet Freedom order leaves open the door to state-level regulations for protecting consumer data and may spur congressional action on restructuring the FCC's authority over internet service providers.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit upheld the FCC's reclassification of internet access as a Title I service under the Telecommunications Act, rather than as a Title...