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Net neutrality is dead, but battles rage on

Joe Mont | June 12, 2018

The era of “net neutrality” has ended. On Monday, the Federal Communications Commission’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order went into effect.

The order “replaces unnecessary, heavy-handed regulations dating back to 1934 with strong consumer protections, increased transparency, and common-sense regulations that will promote investment and broadband deployment.”

The FCC’s new framework includes the following:

  • The Federal Trade Commission will police and take action against Internet service providers for anticompetitive acts or unfair and deceptive practices.
  • Internet service providers must publicly disclose information regarding their network management practices, performance, and commercial terms of service. These disclosures must be made via a publicly available, easily accessible company Website or through the FCC’s website.
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