Last week, the FCC released a Public Notice providing further information on Open Internet advisory opinions and the process for requesting one. The Open Internet Order established a new process that allows companies to request advice from the FCC about the legality of new practices that companies may be considering. This process aims to “promote legal certainty” so that companies can base their business practices on guidance. In the Public
Notice, the FCC discusses:
- the extent to which parties may rely on advisory opinions;
- the confidentiality of advisory opinions;
- the process for requesting and waiting for advisory opinions; and
- other general details about the content to include in a request.
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