FCC schedule suggests no vote on Net Neutrality in November

The FCC will not be voting this November on the adoption of the “Restoring Internet Freedom” rule that would roll back 2015’s Net Neutrality rules, contrary to recent rumors. In a blog post, Chairman Ajit Pai listed a number of items the commission will be voting on, and the proposed rule isn’t among them.

I’ve contacted the commission to confirm this, but it’s extremely unlikely that it would exclude something that major from its stated plans (not to mention extremely disingenuous). That doesn’t mean important things aren’t on the docket. Here are the items the FCC, now at full strength with five members, willbe voting on next month:

Combating robocalls and other phone-based spam

Opening 1,700 more megahertz of spectrum for 5G networks

Official adoption of the improved ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard

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