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Radio News: FCC's net neutrality repeal is still a secret

Jan 02, 2018 10:50 pm
Jon Brodkin at Ars Technica reports that while the Federal Communications Commission rolled back net neutrality rules Dec. 14, the FCC has not yet released the repeal order. Apparently, though the vote already took place, the Republicans on the commission that voted to end net neutrality are still writing the order. "The goal is to release it as soon as possible," an FCC spokesperson said. Sometimes FCC orders are released the same day as the vote, sometimes weeks later. This one is taking awhile. "It's certainly possible that this document will have more significant changes from the circulated draft stage than we've seen in other Pai orders," Policy Director Matt Wood of advocacy group Free Press said. "Free Press and others pointed out not just scores of substantive flaws in the commission's arguments, but a number of procedural errors and notice fouls that frankly cannot be fixed with a post-vote band-aid. But that doesn't mean they aren't busily trying to apply those band-aids as we speak." No one can challenge an order that has not been released publicly in a court of law, but expect lawsuits to be filed as soon as the order is published.
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