FCC Puts Ombudsman In Charge of Net Neutrality Complaints
The FCC today appointed Parul P. Desai to serve as the Open Internet ombudsperson. Desai, Assistant Bureau Chief and Director of Consumer Engagement in the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, will act as the public's primary point of contact within the agency for formal and informal questions and complaints concerning the Open Internet rules, which went into effect June 12. By law, broadband companies are not allowed to throttle internet speeds, are not allowed to block apps/services, and are not allowed to create fast lanes via paid-prioritization schemes. Consumers who feel their internet provider is violating one or more of these rules should reach out to the FCC through Ms. Desai. The rules may have gone into effect, but the FCC is facing a large number of legal challenges to the rules that may eventually alter them.
Court to Allow Net Neutrality Rules to Take Effect
A federal appeals court today refused to block the FCC's net neutrality rules from going into effect. USTelecom, the CTIA, and other groups sought to prevent them from becoming law while the rules are being litigated.
FCC Releases Open Internet Rules
The FCC today made available to the public all the documentation regarding its proposed net neutrality regulations. The FCC approved the rules in a 3-2 vote in late February.
Appeals Court Upholds FCC's Net Neutrality Rules
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today upheld the FCC's 2015 net neutrality rules.
First Net Neutrality Case to Reach Court in Early December
USTelecom and other opponents to the FCC's net neutrality rules will have their first day in court come December. The U.S.