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Introduction

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has unveiled his proposal to include mobile and fixed broadband under Title II regulation, to safeguard net neutrality.

Highlights

  • Wheeler's proposal follows a record 4 million comments filed to the FCC in 2014, most calling for protection of net neutrality and Title II implementation.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the possible outcomes of Wheeler's proposal, and the arguments for and against.
  • Compare Wheeler's proposal with the 2010 Open Internet rules, which were struck down in court in 2014

Key questions answered

  • Why has Wheeler changed course to propose Title II regulation?
  • How will the decision affect telcos' mobile and fixed strategies?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • New rules out in the open
  • Legal challenges still to come
  • Time for the FCC to get industry back on its side

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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