In March of this year, the Federal Communications Commission released a Report and Order to reclassify broadband under the common carrier rules of Title II of the Communications Act. The U.S. Telecom Association, along with an array of other industry representatives, is challenging the order in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. There has since been a flurry of activity as supporters and opponents of the FCC’s decision file amicus briefs in advance of oral arguments on December 4, 2015.
In this podcast John Heitmann, Chair of Kelley Drye’s Communications practice, and Jameson Dempsey, a Communications associate, will discuss the FCC’s order, on-going enforcement actions by the FCC and FTC, and the growing grey areas as regulators apply 20th century rules and legislation to 21st century business models and technology. John has over twenty years of experience representing the full range of communications providers. Jameson is a rising star in the office, and has often spoken on these and other issues.