It’s likely a lawsuit will be filed against the FCC in the coming days. While the commission is allowed to change rules and regulations, it’s not permitted to do so for purely political or arbitrary reasons. In court, the FCC will be forced to justify that the 2015 rules were causing harm to the internet. The large volume of fake public comments filed with the FCC will likely be a focus of the lawsuit as well.
The courts could halt the repeal of net neutrality rules, but it could be months before the new regulations are finalized. ISPs are probably already making plans to implement new, non-neutral services in the event the FCC wins the court cases. Either way, there won’t be any changes overnight.
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Published at Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:35:02 +0000