CTIA Hits FCC with Net Neutrality Lawsuit
The CTIA Wireless Association today filed a lawsuit in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals aiming to prevent the FCC from imposing its proposed net neutrality rules. The rules were published in the Federal Register Monday, an arcane step in the process of making them law. "CTIA and the wireless industry have always supported an open Internet, which is why these rules will only chill investment and innovation and increase costs for consumers," said CTIA President Meredith Attwell Baker. "Instead of promoting greater industry investment in the connected world of tomorrow, the FCC opted to resuscitate a command-and-control regulatory regime, including a process where innovators must first seek permission from the FCC before rolling out new services. In so doing, the FCC usurped the role of Congress and departed from a bipartisan mobile-specific framework to create a new intrusive regulatory framework." Baker went on to say that the CTIA had little choice but to go on the offensive. "We are confident that the courts will reject the FCC's overreach for the third time, particularly with respect to mobile broadband services." Baker hopes Congress can reach a bipartisan solution to help protect both consumers and industry players. The CTIA Wireless Association is the lobbying organization that represents the carriers' interests in Washington. USTelecom filed a similar lawsuit against the FCC on Monday. The FCC is confident the rules will withstand legal challenges.
CTIA Seeks to Stay FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal
The CTIA Wireless Association today filed a request to stay the FCC's Open Internet regulations. The regulations were published in the Federal Register on April 13 and are slated to become official policy 60 days from the publication date (on or about June 13).
AT&T Piles On The FCC with Another Net Neutrality Suit
AT&T joined a growing number of bodies suing the FCC Tuesday in an attempt to overturn the agency's net neutrality rules. AT&T's lawsuit follows others filed by the American Cable Association, National Cable & Telecommunications Association, United States Telecom Association, and the CTIA Wireless Association.
FCC Stuffs Lobbyists' Attempt to Stay Net Neutrality Rules
The FCC has denied petitions filed by a wide range of lobbying organizations that sought to stay the FCC's proposed net neutrality regulations. The CTIA Wireless Association, USTelecom, AT&T, Wireless Internet Service Providers Association, CenturyLink, American Cable Association, and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association all filed petitions hoping to prevent the FCC from formally adopting its rules in early June.
USTelecom Quickly Sues the FCC Over Net Neutrality
As promised, USTelecom today filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia challenging the FCC's net neutrality rules.
And the shill attacks begins....
Or milk their customers for all they can while providing the poorest monopolized level of service they can get away with. Too bad monopolies aren't illegal.
I'd rather have corporations milk consumers for all they can than the government milk tax payers for all they can. At least I don't ...