Media Quote Pantelis Michalopoulos on FCC Chair’s Net Neutrality Rollback

December 1, 2017

Law360 and The Street quoted Pantelis Michalopoulos in articles discussing the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) plan for reversing net neutrality protections that have been on the books since 2015. The proposed rules will face a vote by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and the other FCC commissioners on December 14.

Mr. Michalopoulos, who has previously represented Internet industry groups in net neutrality litigation, tells The Street that by issuing such a dramatic rewrite of the rules, Pai is courting legal challenges. "This is too abrupt a turn from the [FCC's existing] Open Internet rule, which increases the vulnerability of the commission's action. If the FCC had instead chosen different rules that are lighter than the ones currently in place, such an action would have been a little less vulnerable."

The full articles can be read at Law360 (subscription required) and The Street.