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Mozilla Corp. v. FCC   (D.C. Circuit)

Repeal of the 2015 net neutrality rule

The NAM filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit supporting the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal of the 2015 net neutrality rule. In August, a group of plaintiffs sued alleging the FCC unlawfully overturned the 2015 rule by mischaracterizing how the internet access works. Manufacturers are the beneficiaries of a global broadband infrastructure, which has transformed the way they operate, providing numerous opportunities to create and market innovative products and services. The NAM’s brief explains that regulating broadband providers as common carriers is unwise, and the FCC’s change promotes investment that is critical to developing the next generation of technologies. We are confident the court will agree that the FCC acted within the law to end the Obama-era heavy-handed approach that was neither appropriate nor necessary for the rapidly evolving, highly competitive broadband market.

Related Documents:
NAM amicus brief  (October 18, 2018)
NAM press release  (October 18, 2018)


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