The Office of Unified Communications holds the mission of providing fast emergency response as well as non-emergency response within the District of Columbia (DC). The office was founded in 2005 and is responsible for the Metro Police, Medical and Fire Services. This office also provides management and coordination for wireless communications systems.
Federal Communications Commission on the 26th of February, 2015 adopted new rules for the use of the internet. The Federal Communications Commission then set those rules into effect on June 12, 2015 to protect the National broadband system of internet communications. The rules of the Open Internet include sections from the 1996 Telecommunications Act. Mobile services are also included under this protection. The rules set forth include what are known as the Bright Line Rules. Within those rules are the stipulations that companies are not permitted to show favoritism or prioritization for payment, nor are they to throttle or block legal applications, services, content or devices that are not harmful. Further information may be located at this url: https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-adopts-strong-sustainable-rules-protect-open-internet