- On May 25, 2012, the D.C. Circuit largely adopted the proposed schedule of the parties in the appeal of the FCC’s Open Internet Order. Opening briefs by petitioners Verizon, MetroPCS, and Free Press are due July 2, briefs by intervenors supporting petitioners are due July 23, the FCC and United States must file briefs by September 10, briefs of intervenors supporting the FCC are due October 3, the reply briefs of Verizon, MetroPCS, and Free Press are due October 24, and final briefs are due November 23. Verizon Wireless v. FCC, Case No. 11-1355 and consolidated cases (D.C. Cir.).
- On May 25, 2012, the FCC announced the members of the Open Internet Advisory Committee (OIAC), the creation of which was recommended in the National Broadband Plan. The mission of the OIAC is to track and evaluate the effects of the FCC’s Open Internet rules, and to provide any recommendations to the FCC for additional policies and practices that will preserve an open Internet. The OIAC will be chaired by Jonathan Zittrain, a Professor of Law and Computer Science and the Co-Founder of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and vice-chaired by David Clark, a Senior Research Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Other members of the OIAC include a mix of academics, companies, and organizations including the National Hispanic Media Coalition, Netflix, AT&T, Comcast, Disney, Princeton University, T-Mobile, among others. The full list is available here.
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