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Paul Werner is a partner in the firm’s Business Trial Practice Group and resident in the Washington, D.C. office.

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on April 25, 2024 to reinstate its net neutrality rules by reclassifying broadband internet access service (BIAS) as a “telecommunications service” under Title II of the Communications Act (Act). The FCC’s rules now afford stand-alone BIAS providers with the same statutory protections under Section 224 of the Act for accessing poles and other utility infrastructure that cable and telecommunications providers receive. This could be particularly important considering the anticipated deployments driven by the Broadband Equity And Deployment (“BEAD”) program and other subsidy programs.

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Paul Werner is a partner in the firm’s Business Trial Practice Group and resident in the Washington, D.C. office.

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