By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 3-3-21
Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) will reportedly introduce legislation in the next several weeks to reinstate the Title II classification for Internet access providers as a way to restore the FCC’s authority and the rules against blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization.
Democrats want to use new rules to get rid of “unfair data caps” as well, and argue reclassification will provide “firmer legal ground” for funding broadband through the Universal Service Fund.
The FCC in 2017 eliminated its net neutrality rules and effectively ceded authority over Internet access to the Federal Trade Commission with the exception of some reporting requirements about service. » Read More