April 13, 2015
The FCC published in the Federal Register on April 13, 2015, the FCC’s March 12, 2015 Open Internet Report and Order on Remand, Declaratory Ruling and Order. The Order will become effective June 12, 2015, except for the information collection requirements in paragraphs 164, 166, 167, 169, 173, 174, 179, 180 and 181, which require OMB approval. The FCC will publish a separate document in the Federal Register announcing such approval and the relevant effective date(s).
Our firm has had the opportunity to review and digest the FCC’s lengthy Open Internet Order (adopted in February, full text of Order released late March). We are prepared to advise clients in response to specific questions/concerns regarding the impact of the Order on their business.
Because the Open Internet rules result in a significant change in Commission policy, with sweeping implications for Broadband Internet Access Services providers (as well as over-the-top service providers that depend on broadband Internet Access suppliers to transmit information to consumers/users), our firm strongly encourages clients to consult with knowledgeable counsel to determine specific impacts, if any, on your business.