2016 Post Election Update

The Washington, D.C. law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP created a report on a number of issues that will be faced by the new President and Congress in the upcoming year. The full report, titled Pillsbury 2016 Post Election Update, is available here.

The report is organized by a number of practice sections and discusses what will likely happen across a number of industries, including communications, in the next four years.

On the subject of communication policy and regulation, the report states that a Republican-controlled FCC can be expected to either roll back or choose not to enforce the numerous regulatory mandates that have been adopted by Tom Wheeler. “These could include: repeal of net neutrality, loosening restrictions on ownership of radio and television stations; and increased funding for Universal Service programs.”

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