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The Net Neutrality/Public Safety Nexus

April 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pacific Time

Sponsored by the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law

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Promoting Safety of Life and Property Through the Open Internet


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FCC Request for Comments

FCC Comments Extension

This timely Webinar is the second in the series convened by Santa Clara University (SCU) School of Law’s High Tech Law Institute on the role of net neutrality to protect public safety.

The D.C. Circuit’s decision in Mozilla v. FCC remanded the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules to require the FCC to consider the impact of net neutrality on public safety. The D.C. Circuit recognized that the FCC was founded by Congress to protect safety of life and property through the use of wireless and wired communication, creating a legal duty for the FCC to consider public safety in its decision-making. Mozilla v. FCC cited record comments from Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Catherine Sandoval, the California Public Utilities Commission, and the County of Santa Clara as the basis for ordering this remand. These issues are critical as plans to limit Coronavirus spread depend on Internet access. With comments on the public safety and net neutrality remand due to the FCC by April 20 and reply comments due on May 20, 2020, this timely Webinar provides an important opportunity to discuss the legal issues at the intersection of net neutrality and public safety.

This Webinar provides additional commentary on issues raised in Santa Clara Law’s March 25 webinar. It will help participants prepare to file comments at the FCC on April 20 and reply comments by May 20.

This webinar will be of interest to those working on Communications, Public Safety, Health, and Utility Law and Policy. Two hours of Continuing Legal Education Credit are available for participating in this webinar. Please contact SCU’s HTLI for CLE Information and registration.


This event will qualify for 2 hours of California continuing legal education. Please follow the directions here to obtain mcle credit for this event.

Santa Clara Law is a CA State Bar approved provider.


April 17, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Santa Clara, CA 95050 United States
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    The Net Neutrality/Public Safety Nexus

  • April 17, 2020
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Online only