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“This page is a digitally archived AccessInfo Announcement”

On January 5, 2017, the Commission released an item to return broadband Internet access service to its prior classification as an information service, and reinstate the private mobile service classification of mobile broadband Internet access service.   Disability access issues are discussed throughout the document. 

Links to the Declaratory Ruling, Report and Order, and Order: 
URL:     https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-releases-restoring-internet-freedom-order
Word:   https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-17-166A1.docx
PDF:    https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-17-166A1.pdf 
Text:     https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-17-166A1.txt

News Release:
URL:      https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-takes-action-restore-internet-freedom
Word:    https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-348261A1.docx
PDF:       https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-348261A1.pdf
Text:      https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-348261A1.txt

For more information about the Restoring Internet Freedom proceeding, please visit:  https://www.fcc.gov/restoring-internet-freedom

Updated:
Friday, October 4, 2019