Night-Table Reading: The FCC's Net Neutrality Rules In Full
It’s now been two days since the Federal Communications Commission voted to pass its controversial network neutrality rules. The consensus view is clear–no one is terribly happy with this bit of government policy making, and even those who supported it did so with lots of reservations .
Now we have a full text of the actual rules, weighing in at a voluminous 194 heavily footnoted pages, which just became public on the FCC’s Web site. As with some of the other documents relating to this, I’ve uploaded this one to Scribd and embedded it below. This is the document that corporate lawyers, lawmakers and other policy wonks at think tanks and trade associations will be combing through in the coming weeks and months in hopes of either watering down or strengthening the rules, depending on your point of view. Others will be looking through this text for provisions they can challenge in court. And congressional Republicans have already promised to hold hearings next year and will probably try to find a way to legislate these rules out of existence.