September 12, 2012
Partner Steven A. Augustino was quoted in a Communications Daily article titled, "FCC Says Net Neutrality Rules Have Meant More Investment in the Internet." The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is defending its neutrality rules in a filing at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The FCC argues that their rules have encouraged investment, rather than discourage. Critics are accusing the FCC of flip-flopping on the issue and not providing enough facts to back up their claims.
"The biggest problem is that the D.C. circuit, over the last few years, has been a pretty tough audience for the FCC," said Mr. Augustino. "When an agency reverses course, courts are typically skeptical. So that makes it harder for the FCC to succeed."