NCTA, ACA, USTelecom look to check FCC's Title II authority in Supreme Court [telecom]
By Daniel Frankel, FierceCable, September 29, 2017
Telecom trade groups including the NCTA, ACA and USTelecom have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their appeal of a lower-court ruling upholding the FCC's declaration of ISPs as common carrier service providers.
Despite the stated intentions of the now-Republican- controlled FCC to roll back its 2015 Title II decree and associated net-neutrality regimen, the trade groups are trying to overturn a D.C. Circuit Court ruling that the FCC had the authority to classify internet service providers as Title II public utilities in the first place.
In its petition filed yesterday, NCTA-The Internet Television Association accused the FCC of crafting its 2015 Title II decree and corresponding net-neutrality rules based on the vastly outdated standards of the communications Act of 1934.