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In re: Restoring Internet Freedom
On July 17, 2017, WLF filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on behalf of itself and its client, Harold Furchtgott-Roth, former FCC Commissioner, urging the Commission to end its public-utility regulation of the Internet and to modify or eliminate its so-called Title II Order from 2015. This Order prohibited all blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization by broadband Internet service providers (ISPs). Focusing on the constitutional deficiencies of FCC’s Title II Order, WLF argued that the Order violates the First Amendment because it compels speech by forcing ISPs to carry, transmit, and deliver all Internet content. WLF also explained how the Order discriminates against ISPs in violation of the First Amendment by creating a content- and speaker-based restriction that does not apply to other Internet entities that also disseminate information.
Case Status:
Awaiting FCC Response.
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