Tag Archives: network neutrality

The FCC’s Upcoming Privacy Rules and the Fragmentation of Internet Regulation

by Daniel Deacon — Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2016

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission announced that it would soon release an NPRM on consumer privacy. According to the Commission’s “fact sheet,” the Notice will propose a number of requirements on broadband Internet Service Providers, including an obligation not to share customer information with non-affiliated services without first obtaining the customer’s express consent. I […]

Title II Reclassification: A Legal Primer

by Daniel Deacon — Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

It’s an exciting time for communications law. Later this month, the FCC is expected to reclassify broadband ISPs like Comcast and Verizon as “telecommunications carriers” subject to the requirements contained in Title II of the federal Communications Act. This action follows on the heels of President Obama’s November plea for reclassification. Supporters of the FCC’s […]