3/11 Joint Filing on Applying the Open Internet Rules to Specialized Services and Mobile Slicing

The Open Technology Institute at New America (OTI), Public Knowledge, Stanford Law School Professor Barbara Van Schewick, and University of California at Irvine Professor Scott Jordan filed an ex parte at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), urging the agency to apply Open Internet rules to specialized services and mobile slicing.

The Open Internet protections generally apply to Broadband Internet Access Service (BIAS) providers when they provide BIAS. But ever since the FCC first adopted comprehensive open Internet protections in 2010, the agency has recognized that other services that are delivered over the same last-mile connection as broadband Internet access service (so-called “non-BIAS data services”) may also undermine the open Internet, harming innovation, competition, investment, and user choice.