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Court Invalidates FCCs Declaration that Broadband Access Via Cable Television Modems Is an Information Service Not Subject to Regulation as Telecommunications Common Carriage

October 01, 2003

By John Griffith Johnson, Jr.

In a decision earlier this month, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overturned a declaration by the Federal Communications Commission that broadband Internet access provided by cable television systems is exempt from the non-discrimination, interconnection, and other requirements imposed upon telecommunications service providers.