Disappointing news from the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals today as the Court chooses to reverse the FCC’s February 2015 preemption order that peeled back restrictive state laws in Tennessee and North Carolina. We have the opinion for you to download and review.
We consider the Sixth Circuit’s decision disappointing, incorrect, and we hope the FCC and the cities of Chattanooga and Wilson appeal this decision. Local connectivity and telecommunications should be determined by the people who will be affected by their own decisions, not by officials who are distant, unaware of local matters, and lobbied by rich corporate Internet Service Providers with an interest in limiting competition.
To learn more about the decision, check out our prior coverage:
- Resource Central – Get the February 2015 Opinion and Order, all the Briefs, and more from this page.
- Oral Arguments – Listen to the Lawyers argue before the Court.
- Highlights of the FCC Opinion – Good for comparison as you review the Sixth Circuit result.
More to come. We will comment further as we dig into the Opinion…
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