Open Internet Order Puts 'Edge Providers' In The Spotlight

Law360, New York (June 11, 2015, 9:20 AM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order (announced in late February and released in mid-March)[1] marked a watershed in the regulation of broadband Internet access service. The FCC took the “nuclear option” and reclassified the service as a Title II telecommunications service. Using its newly declared Title II authority, the agency banned network operator blocking, throttling and paid prioritization of Internet content or applications. The agency also significantly expanded the scope of the disclosure obligations to which broadband Internet access providers are subject. As a purely operational matter, compliance with these disclosure obligations has the potential to be controversial and perhaps...

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