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Developments in telecommunications policy being made in the legal system.

Net neutrality: Did the FCC just take the Internet back to 2014?

When the Federal Communications Commission ruled to scrap Obama-era rules meant to prevent anti-competitive behavior by Internet service providers, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the action would simply return the Internet to 2014.

What to Do Now: How We Save Net Neutrality

[Commentary] We may have lost the vote at the FCC, but the fight isn’t over yet. Now it moves to two new venues, both of which will require public support. Chairman Pai may have ignored millions of Americans, but he can’t ignore Congress.

The Political Dumpster Fire Of Net Neutrality Is Just Heating Up

After the FCC’s vote to scrap its net neutrality regulations, activists will turn to lawsuits, Congress—and the 2018 election. Lawsuits probably won’t be filed until at least January, but it’s already clear that they will challenge the FCC’s vote

Court: Axia must keep 'middle-mile' broadband network operating

A May court order requiring continued operation of the state's $90 million "middle-mile" broadband network remains in effect, despite an effort to quash it.  That development comes as the arcane legal dispute mushrooms, nine months after the netwo

AT&T’s courtroom conundrum: How to avoid paying an extra $500 million to Time Warner

On March 19, AT&T and the Justice Department are expected to head to court to decide the future of Time Warner in what could be a historic legal showdown over a massive $85 billion merger.

Net neutrality supporters predict tough court battle over FCC's repeal plan

Network neutrality supporters are predicting that the Federal Communications Commission will have a hard time defending its decision to repeal its landmark rules in court.  “The draft order seems to say that the FCC is no longer interested in exer

The Carpenter Case: Watching the argument at the Supreme Court

I had the opportunity to go to the Supreme Court to watch the oral arguments in a case called United States v. Carpenter.

What Actually Happens the Day Net Neutrality Is Repealed

On December 14th, the Federal Communications Commission will vote to replace current rules enforcing network neutrality. Nothing short of an extinction-level event will prevent it.

Charter is using net neutrality repeal to fight lawsuit over slow speeds

The impending repeal of net neutrality rules is being used by Charter Communications to fight a lawsuit that alleges the company made false promises of fast Internet service.

Lawsuit aims to uncover how government surveils journalists

What, if anything, is constraining the Trump Justice Department in its dangerous war on leakers, whistleblowers, and journalists?