FCC tells court it has no “legal authority” to impose net neutrality rulesJon Brodkin / Ars Technica - 1 year ago
  • The Federal Communications Commission opened its defense of its net neutrality repeal yesterday, telling a court that it has no authority to keep the net neutrality rules in place.
  • Chairman Ajit Pai’s FCC argued that broadband is not a “telecommunications service” as defined in federal law, and therefore it must be classified as an information service instead.
  • “Given these classification decisions, the Commission determined that the Communications Act does not endow it with legal authority to retain the former conduct rules,” the FCC said in a summary of its defense filed yesterday in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.