CDT Comments on Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet

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.


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