Law360, New York (June 14, 2016, 8:47 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit ruled Tuesday the Federal Communications Commission had the authority to regulate broadband internet under the Communications Act. Here, attorneys tell Law360 why the decision is significant.
Joseph G. Falcone, Herbert Smith Freehills
"The key issue for the court was whether the FCC in fact did have the authority to reclassify broadband service as a telecommunications service. By finding that it did, the court rejected the position advanced by the broadband industry and others that this expansion of the FCC's authority will wind up discouraging investment and innovation in broadband technologies and infrastructure. Today's ruling is not the end...
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