Following the decision in Verizon v. FCC vacating the non-discrimination and no-blocking provisions of the Open Internet Rules, the FCC issued a public notice asking how best to proceed. CDT submitted these brief comments, which stress four basic points:
- the Commission’s approach to its authority over broadband Internet access is closely related to other priorities;
- action to protect the open Internet is needed now;
- nondiscrimination is an essential element of such protection; and
- the Commission should expressly disclaim authority over Internet content and over-the-top services.
See CDT’s blog post on next steps here.