Today we filed our brief with a number of leading academics urging the court to overturn the FCC's illegal net neutrality order.
According to Geoff Manne, the Executive Director of ICLE:
If the 2010 Order was a limited incursion into neighboring territory, the 2015 Order represents the outright colonization of a foreign land, extending FCC control over the Internet far beyond what the Telecommunications Act authorizes." said Geoffrey Manne, Executive Director of the International Center for Law & Economics. “The Commission asserts vast powers — powers that Congress never gave it — not just over broadband but also over the very ‘edge’ providers it claims to be protecting. The court should be very skeptical of the FCC’s claims to pervasive powers over the Internet.
The challenge to the Open Internet Orders presents an important step toward assuring that the Internet continues to remain open for entrepreneurship and investment, as well as for innovators to be able to make important decisions regarding socially beneficial allocations and services.