Election of Trump Seen as Presaging Overturn of Reclassification, ISP Privacy Rules

Communications Daily

"The election of Donald Trump likely means that several of the big items approved under Chairman Tom Wheeler on 3-2 votes will be reversed by the next commission. Wheeler could withdraw a few remaining items, especially rules on business data services (BDS) and set-top boxes, FCC and industry officials said. If Wheeler pushes them through, the Trump commission could reject them on reconsideration, the officials said. The 2015 decision to reclassify broadband under Title II of the Communications Act and the recent ISP privacy rules are likely targets for reversal, one analyst said. The agency declined to comment."

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