May 24, 2014
by William Helbling
The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit rejected on Friday challenges to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) plan to expand broadband Internet service to rural areas. The FCC's plan is a $4.5 billion program which subsidizes high-speed Internet services in high-cost rural areas. ...[read more]
May 16, 2014
by Max Slater
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted new Internet traffic rules on Wednesday in light of a recent court decision, which struck down former rules requiring broadband providers to employ nondiscriminatory practices in the treatment of Internet content. This former practice is known ...[read more]
April 25, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler on Thursday announced plans to adopt new rules to protect open Internet access and ensure Internet service providers (ISPs) promote transparency with their consumers. Experts say the new rules will create a "fast lane" for certain ...[read more]
February 20, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Wednesday that it will not appeal the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decision striking down the FCC's rules requiring broadband providers to employ nondiscriminatory practices in the treatment of Internet content. ...[read more]
January 15, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday struck down Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules that required broadband providers to employ nondiscriminatory practices in the treatment of Internet content. In a 63-page opinion, Judge David Tatel explained how the ...[read more]
September 10, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit suggested Monday during oral arguments that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 2011 "Open Internet" rules may be invalidated in whole or in part. Verizon has filed suit twice in three years alleging that ...[read more]
June 9, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On June 9, 2006, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld a ruling that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) could require broadband Internet companies and Internet phone service providers to comply with the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA). The ...[read more]
May 20, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Arlington v. FCC that courts must apply the Chevron framework to an agency's interpretation of a statutory ambiguity that concerns the scope of the agency's jurisdiction. The provision at issue, 47 USC 332(c)(7) of the Federal Communications Act (FCA), sta... ...[read more]
January 19, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On January 19, 2011, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on whether exemption 7(c) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) applies to corporations in FCC v. AT&T. Exemption 7(c) allows for an agency to withhold information in response to a FOIA request if the agency reasonably believes ...[read more]
January 16, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases on Wednesday pertaining to jurisdiction. The first, Arlington v. FCC, addresses whether Chevron USA v. NRDC allows a federal agency to determine its own jurisdiction. The provision at issue, 47 USC 332(c)(7) of the Federal Communications... ...[read more]

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