While the D.C. Circuit Court upheld the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order, a few narrow issues were remanded to FCC for further consideration. One of these issues is the impact the order has on public safety.
Our comments make two distinct points. First, it is somewhat strange for the FCC to have to consider the public safety impacts of the Restoring Internet Freedom Order, considering that the order it rolled back was explicitly neutral on its own public safety impact. Second, our comments suggest that improvements in U.S. network investment and performance since the implementation of the Restoring Internet Freedom Order mean the Order carries, by definition, significant public safety improvements.
To read our full comments see here.