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