Publication Would Making Internet Freedom Order Effective June 11

The FCC provided that the Internet Freedom Order would become effective after publication in the Federal Register of OMB’s approval of the associated information collection requirements. On May 2 OMB granted approval in No. 3060-1158 and today the FCC sent that approval for publication in the May 11, 2018 edition of the Federal Register, announcing that the effective date would be 30 days after publication, or June 11.

Judicial challenges to the Internet Freedom Order are consolidated and pending in the DC Circuit. Senator Markey is pressing for the Senate to vote on a resolution of disapproval under the CRA by June 12, presumably to keep the issue in the political mix for midterm elections.