By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 10-13-23

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case early next year that could impact how much regulatory discretion the FCC has over the communications industry.

The court agreed Friday to hear Relentless Inc., et al. v. Dept. of Commerce, et al., a case about federal fishing rules….

The case is also about the Chevron Doctrine, a principle of administrative law holding that courts should give deference to a regulatory agency’s subject-matter expertise when it comes to interpreting unclear statutes.

The lack of clarity most germane to communications is whether the FCC has the authority to decide whether broadband is a Title I information service, which is not subject to common carrier regulation, or a Title II telecommunications service, which is.  » Read More