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Client Alert: No Peace in Sight for Net Neutrality

Insight Stephen Díaz Gavin Stephen Díaz Gavin · June 05, 2017

The way the U.S. Government regulates the Internet is back in play again. The outcome of the long running battle over “net neutrality” and regulation of the Internet – now more than 15 years old - is still uncertain. However, one thing is sure: for now, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is stepping back from the stronger supervision of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) adopted in March 2015 under former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler at the insistence of former President Obama.

On May 18, 2017, as expected the FCC voted 2-1 along party lines to release a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to step back from the agency’s controversial March 2015 decision to treat ISPs as “common carriers” under Title II of the Communications Act. Instead, the FCC proposed what recently installed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai referred to as a more “light tough” regulatory structure (...) Read the full article here.

Stephen Díaz Gavin is a Partner in Rimon's Washington, D.C. office and coordinator of Rimon’s Affiliation Network with Studio Legale Palmieri in Rome. Stephen combines legal acumen and litigation experience with public policy advocacy skills to help a diverse range of clients, both international and domestic, in dealing with legal and policy issues facing them in the United States and overseas.
Stephen specializes in international litigation and arbitration, including sovereign representation.  In addition, for more than 30 years, Stephen has represented companies and individuals in matters before the Federal Communications Commission.

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