4 Admin. L. Rev. Accord 1 (2018-2019)

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  GETTING YOUR CAKE BUT NOT EATING
                           IT TOO:
      THE EFFECT OF NET NEUTRALITY
              REPEAL ON BROADBAND
       INFRASTRUCTURE DEPLOYMENT


                          DANIEL HABIF*



                        TABLE OF CONTENTS
In tro du ction  ................................................................................................... 1
I. The Telecom m unications Act ................................................................  4
II. The N et N eutrality  D ebate ................................................................... 5
III. Background on  253 and 332 of the Telecommunications Act ...... 8
IV.  253 and 332 Can No Longer Be Applied To Broadband Internet... 10
V . A Path  Forward  for the  FCC  .............................................................  14
C onclusion ..............................................................................................  17


                          INTRODUCTION
   Still a relatively new invention, the Internet has become vital to the
modem   economy.' This technological revolution would not be possible


* J.D. Candidate, American University Washington College of Law (2019); B.A., Interna-
tional Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2015). First, I would like to thank my
parents for their unconditional love and support. Additionally, I would like to thank my in-
tern supervisors at the FCC, Karen Sprung and Angela DeMahy, for fostering my interest in
communications law and exposing me to this topic. I would also like to recognize and thank
Professor Victoria Phillips for her help and mentorship while writing this Comment and
throughout my years in law school.
   1. See, e.g, DLLOITL, WIRLLESS CONNEIV ixiY FULLS INDUSTRY GROWTH AND
INNOVATION IN ENLRGY, HLALTIH, PUBLIC SAIETY, AND TRANSPORTATIoN 3 (2017) (ex-
plaining how the Internet fuels economic growth and innovation in the energy, health, pub-
lic safety, and transportation sectors).

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