David Gurwin, a shareholder in Buchanan's Corporate section, was one of seven attorneys featured in an opinion roundup in Law360 regarding the June 14th D.C. Circuit ruling that the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) had the authority to regulate broadband internet under the Communications Act.
Here is what David had to say on the matter:
“First, the FCC has stated that it will regulate the Internet, just as it regulates other telecommunications and broadcasts. Second, ISPs are prohibited from blocking or slowing the traffic of their rivals. Third, and probably most significantly, ISPs are prohibited from imposing new fees for faster download speeds that would create paid prioritization for certain internet traffic. For companies that rely on the ability to move massive amounts of data over the internet quickly, ISPs cannot charge higher fees to those companies than it charges to any other customer, even if that company uses enormous amounts of bandwidth.”
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