By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 10-8-20

The FCC has a message for a federal appeals court’s concerns about its net neutrality rule dereg: Not to worry.

The FCC has released the draft of its order responding to a federal court remand seeking a clearer picture of the impact of the FCC’s Internet access deregulation on “(1) public safety; (2) the regulation of pole attachments; and (3) universal service support for low-income consumers through the Lifeline program.”

The court had upheld that deregulatory order while remanding back on those discrete issues and saying “the Commission may well be able to address on remand the issues it failed to adequately consider.”  The FCC says it has done just that.  FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has said he is confident the response will satisfy the court.

That court is the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. » Read More