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Table of Contents - July 2, 2015

Bureau Outlines Procedures For Open Internet Advisory Opinions

The FCC's Enforcement Bureau today issued a public notice fleshing out the details of the process it created in its "Open Internet Order" to enable companies to get advisory opinions from the Commission about the legality of new business practices that they may be considering.

In a public notice in GN docket 14-28, the bureau explained that the Open Internet order included "bright-line rules" barring blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization, as well as a legal standard under which it can prohibit, on a case-by-case basis, "practices that unreasonably interfere with or unreasonably disadvantage the ability of consumers to reach the Internet content, services, and applications of their choosing or of an 'edge provider.'"


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