ABSTRACT

Net Neutrality: Will the FTC Have Authority Over Broadband Service Providers? [March 20, 2018]   [open pdf - 409KB]

"The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Ninth Circuit), sitting en banc, recently decided 'FTC v. AT&T Mobility,' which may affect the ability of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to police certain broadband Internet access service (BIAS) providers in the near future. Specifically, the court held that although common carrier services (e.g., landline and wireless telephone services) are generally exempted from FTC oversight, if an entity provides 'both' common carrier and non-common-carrier services, the FTC is not precluded from regulating that entity's non-common-carrier services."

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CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10102
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2018-03-20
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Public Domain
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