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FCC Chairman Releases Draft of New Net Neutrality Plan; Vote Scheduled for May 18

May 1, 2017, Covington Alert

In a widely anticipated step, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has released the text of a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) proposing to change the legal framework that governs broadband providers, eliminate the “Internet conduct standard” for evaluating broadband provider practices on a case-by-case basis, and seek comment on whether to keep, modify, or eliminate other open Internet (also known as net neutrality) rules previously adopted by the FCC. Chairman Pai has circulated the draft NPRM to his fellow Commissioners for a vote at the Commission’s next monthly meeting, scheduled for May 18.

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