Alternate Title: Net Neutrality: Back to the Future (Part One) and (Part Two) [May 30, 2017]
"On May 18, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to seek comment on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), captioned, 'In the Matter of Restoring Internet Freedom.' The NPRM proposes to reverse the FCC's decision in its 2015 Open Internet Order to reclassify broadband Internet access service (BIAS) from an information service to a telecommunications service under the Communications Act of 1934 (Communications Act). The NPRM, if adopted, would change the classification of these services for the second time in two years and would limit the extent of the FCC's authority to regulate BIAS providers. The proceeding also could alter or eliminate regulations concerning the management of BIAS (commonly referred to as 'net neutrality' regulations)." This report has been divided into two parts, both of which are included in this document.
CRS Legal Sidebar, May 30, 2017
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