FCC Outlines Plan To Oversee Broadband Services

Law360, New York (May 6, 2010, 11:54 AM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission has put forth a plan to reclaim its authority over Internet service providers in the wake of a federal appeals court decision the chairman of the FCC said created a “serious problem” by limiting the agency's power to oversee broadband communications and protect consumers.

In a plan outlined Thursday by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, the agency would take the controversial step of reclassifying ISPs as entities covered by Title II of the Communications Act, putting them in the same category as telephone...
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