Court Decision Clears Way for State Net Neutrality Laws
By Barbara van Schewick on October 1, 2019 at 10:58 am
On Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling on the challenge to the FCC’s 2017 net neutrality repeal. The ruling barely upheld the repeal, but sent it back to the FCC for failure to deal with public safety and for deficiencies related to Lifeline subsidies and access to utility poles by broadband-only providers.
Crucially, the court ruled that the FCC’s abdication of oversight over broadband providers left it with no power to prevent states from providing their own net neutrality protections. Read more about Court Decision Clears Way for State Net Neutrality Laws