Obama Legal Vets: FCC Should Not Restore Net Neutrality Rules
By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 9-20-23
Two former Obama-era solicitors general are arguing the FCC should not restore network neutrality rules eliminated under Republican Chair Ajit Pai.
In a new paper co-written by Donald B. Verrilli Jr. and Ian Heath Gershengorn, the veteran legal minds advise that the Federal Communications Commission does not have the authority to reclassify broadband access as a telecommunications service subject to common carrier regulations, specifically nondiscriminatory access regs, and that the Commission needs to let Congress weigh in.
Democratic FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel now has a majority in support of restoring those rules, but Verrilli and Gershengorn say that would be the wrong way to go. » Read More
By Richard T. Kaplar|2023-09-21T15:59:09-04:00September 20th, 2023|Issue Watch|Comments Off on Obama Legal Vets: FCC Should Not Restore Net Neutrality Rules