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A person engaged in the provision of broadband Internet access service, insofar as such person is so engaged, shall not block lawful content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices, subject to reasonable network management.
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§ 151 - Purposes of chapter; Federal Communications Commission created
§ 152 - Application of chapter
§ 153 - Definitions
§ 154 - Federal Communications Commission
§ 201 - Service and charges
§ 218 - Management of business; inquiries by Commission
§ 230 - Protection for private blocking and screening of offensive material
§ 251 - Interconnection
§ 254 - Universal service
§ 256 - Coordination for interconnectivity
§ 257 - Market entry barriers proceeding
§ 301 - License for radio communication or transmission of energy
§ 303 - Powers and duties of Commission
§ 304 - Waiver by license of claims to particular frequency or of electromagnetic spectrum
§ 307 - Licenses
§ 309 - Application for license
§ 316 - Modification by Commission of station licenses or construction permits; burden of proof
§ 332 - Mobile services
§ 403 - Inquiry by Commission on its own motion
§ 503 - Forfeitures
§ 522 - Definitions
§ 536 - Regulation of carriage agreements
§ 548 - Development of competition and diversity in video programming distribution
§ 1302 - Advanced telecommunications incentives
Title 47 published on 02-Mar-2018 03:38
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 47 CFR Part 8 after this date.
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) returns to the light-touch regulatory scheme that enabled the internet to develop and thrive for nearly two decades. The Commission restores the classification of broadband internet access service as a lightly-regulated information service and reinstates the private mobile service classification of mobile broadband internet access service. The Restoring Internet Freedom Order requires internet service providers (ISPs) to disclose information about their network management practices, performance characteristics, and commercial terms of service. Finding that transparency is sufficient to protect the openness of the internet and that conduct rules have greater costs than benefits, the Order eliminates the conduct rules imposed by the Title II Order.
In this document, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposes to end the Commission's public-utility regulation of the Internet and seeks comment on returning to the bipartisan, light-touch regulatory framework that saw the free and open Internet flourish prior to the 2015 adoption of the Commission's Title II Order. Specifically, the NPRM proposes to return broadband Internet access service to its classification as an information service, return the classification of mobile broadband to its classification as a private mobile service, and eliminate the Internet standard. The NPRM also seeks comment whether the Commission should keep, modify, or eliminate the bright-line rules set forth in the Title II Order.
In this document, the Commission announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved, for a period of three years for fixed broadband Internet access service (3060-1158) and for a period of two years for mobile broadband Internet access service (3060-1220), the information collections associated with the transparency rule enhancements adopted by the Commission in Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet, Report and Order on Remand, Declaratory Ruling, and Order ( Open Internet Order ). On August 11, 2015, the Commission requested approval of a modified information collection to include the transparency rule enhancements. OMB has approved the information collection as it applies to fixed broadband Internet access service for a period of three years (3060-1158) and, except for disclosure of packet loss, as it applies to mobile broadband Internet access service for a period of two years (3060-1220). The Open Internet Order stated that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective of the modified information collection requirements associated with the enhancements following OMB approval.
The Commission, via the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB or Bureau) temporarily extends an exemption for smaller broadband Internet access service providers from compliance with certain enhancements to the exiting transparency rule that governs the content and format of disclosures made by providers. The exemption is available to providers with 100,000 or fewer broadband connections as per the provider's most recent Form 477, aggregated over all of the providers' affiliates. These actions are necessary to enable consideration of whether to make the exemption permanent after the Commission completes its burden analysis.
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) establishes rules to protect and promote the open Internet. Specifically, the Open Internet Order adopts bright-line rules that prohibit blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization; a rule preventing broadband providers from unreasonably interfering or disadvantaging consumers or edge providers from reaching one another on the Internet; and provides for enhanced transparency into network management practices, network performance, and commercial terms of broadband Internet access service. These rules apply to both fixed and mobile broadband Internet access services. The Order reclassifies broadband Internet access service as a telecommunications service subject to Title II of the Communications Act. Finally, the Order forbears from the majority of Title II provisions, leaving in place a framework that will support regulatory action while simultaneously encouraging broadband investment, innovation, and deployment.
The Federal Communications Commission initiates a rulemaking seeking public comment on how best to protect and promote an open Internet following the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals' remand of portions of the Commission's 2010 Open Internet Order, 76 FR 59192 (Sept. 23, 2011). In this document, among other things, we propose enhancements to the transparency rule, adopting the text of the no-blocking rule from the Open Internet Order with a revised rationale, and creating a separate screen that requires broadband providers to adhere to an enforceable legal standard of commercially reasonable practices. The proposed rules and the comment process that follows will help the Commission determine the right public policy to ensure that the Internet remains open.