By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 10-19-23

The Federal Communications Commission has voted 3-2 to begin the process of giving utility-style authority to regulate broadband access by reclassifying broadband as a Title II telecommunications service subject to some common-carrier regulations and then restoring bright-line rules against blocking, throttling and paid prioritization….

Broadband access is currently classified as a Title I information service under the Communications Act of 1934, and thus not subject to mandatory access or other common-carrier regulations….

Republicans fear that a vague standard could give the FCC broad, and unchecked, regulatory power over the internet.  » Read More