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Table of Contents - October 19, 2018

FCC Gains More Restoring Internet Freedom Order Legal Support

Several more parties have added their names to the list of those filing amicus briefs with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit supporting the FCC against legal challenges to the agency's 2017 restoring Internet freedom (RIF) order, including three states.

The 2017 RIF order overturned nearly all of the provisions of the open Internet order adopted by a Democratic-controlled Commission, including the classification of broadband Internet access service (BIAS) as a telecommunications service subject to common carrier regulation under Title II of the Communications Act; the classification of mobile broadband as a commercial mobile service subject to Title II regulation; bright-line conduct rules against blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization; and the Internet general conduct standard.

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