By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 10-27-20
The FCC has voted 3-2 along party lines to tell a federal court that the Commission’s Restoring Internet Freedom (RIF) order promotes public safety, facilitates infrastructure deployment, and continues to allow the FCC to subsidize broadband Internet access service.
It is now up to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to decide if it accepts that explanation.
That FCC vote came at the FCC’s Tuesday (Oct. 27) public meeting. The Commission was responding to a remand from the appeals court. The court had upheld most of the RIF order, but asked the FCC to better explain 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.” » Read More