Court Upholds FCC’s Refusal of Broad Internet Powers but Litigation Will Drag On

In Rights by Michael Rae

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIFO) issued by the Federal Communications Commission in 2017—with four exceptions. The court, applying the deferential standard of Chevron, accepted the FCC’s rejection of claims of broad authority to regulate broadband

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