Today is the day. The FCC just followed up its release of new common carrier rules for the Internet with the text of its decision to preempt state restrictions on municipal broadband projects in Tennessee and North Carolina…
The statements issued by the five commissioners can downloaded here.
It’s 116 pages long. Added to the 400 pages of new common carrier rules all the associated commissioner statements, objections and press releases, that makes for a serious reading assignment today.
I’m going to try to work through as much as I can. I’ll probably have a blog post tomorrow morning on the muni broadband decision – not only is it shorter, but it seems more urgent for my clients. Analysis of the new common carrier rules will follow sometime after that.
In the meantime, enjoy reading it all!