MetroPCS Sues FCC Over Net Neutrality, Too
Following a path laid by Verizon Wireless, MetroPCS has filed a lawsuit in hopes of preventing the Federal Communications Commission's recently proposed net neutrality rules from ever reaching the law books. In a statement, MetroPCS CEO Roger Linquist said, "MetroPCS' concerns regarding the jurisdictional basis for the net neutrality rules, the recent appeal filed by Verizon, and challenges raised by some proponents of net neutrality to MetroPCS' recent 4G rate plans, have caused Metro PCS to appeal the FCC's net neutrality order to ensure that the concerns of competitive wireless carriers, like MetroPCS, are addressed." MetroPCS' complaint comes on the heel of lawsuits filed against it by consumer protection groups, which allege that MetroPCS' policies will run afoul of the FCC's proposed neutrality regulations.
Republicans Target Net Neutrality Rules with Budget Trickery
A new budget proposed by House Republicans would hobble the FCC's attempt to enact and enforce its proposed net neutrality rules. The Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill "prohibits the FCC from implementing net neutrality until certain court cases are resolved, requires newly proposed regulations to be made publicly available for 21 days before the Commission votes on them, and prohibits the FCC from regulating rates for either wireline or wireless Internet service." Republicans have used several different avenues through which to block the FCC's proposed rules.
Net Neutrality Rules Reach the Federal Register
The FCC's proposed rules regarding net neutrality were published in the Federal Register today and will become law in 60 days. The rules' appearance in the Federal Register means groups opposed to them may now file lawsuits to prevent the rules from taking final form.
Lawsuits Target FCC's Net Neutrality Rules
Opponents to the FCC's net neutrality rules filed the first volley of lawsuits this week. USTelecom, which represents the broadband industry, filed a lawsuit in the U.S.
FCC Delivers Net Neutrality Plan to Federal Register
The FCC has sent its proposed net neutrality rules to the Federal Register, completing another step in the process of making them law. The Federal Register will spend several days reviewing the rules before publishing them.
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.
how can anyone who uses the internet be against net neutrality?
Sometimes less government oversight is better, but in some cases when our government has given these companies grants and tax breaks these companies didn't use them to improve their infrastructure as the condi...
Oh how come...........
What I would really like to know is how a government agency abusing its authority to give itself additional power after both the courts and the Congress have smacked it down and told it 'no' could possibly be less of a threat to our pers...
The carriers should not be allowed to sequester publicl...