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Court Sets Response Deadlines for Title II Stay Requests

The Federal Communications Commission and its supporters will have until noon on May 22 to tell the court why it should not grant cable and telco petitions to stay the FCC's Title II reclassification order while the court hears the underlying case.

Those petitioners will then have until 4 p.m. on May 28 to respond to those responses.

That that is according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which said it had considered the motions to stay and or expedite and had concluded that should be the time frame.

May 28 would give the court two weeks to rule before the new Open Internet rules are scheduled go into effect June 12.

If the court has not ruled by then, cable and telco petitioners have asked it to stay the rules (an administrative stay) while it decided whether to stay the rules.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.