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.
US Ninth Circuit to Hear Challenges to FCC Net Neutrality Order
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court, based in San Francisco, will hear legal challenges to the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of Obama-era net 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.
Montana Governor Seeks to Make Net Neutrality Compulsory
Montana Governor Steve Bullock today signed an executive order that would force internet service providers to comply with several basic tenets of net neutrality. Specifically, Bullock said any ISP that has a contract with the state government cannot block web sites or create for-pay fast lanes that would impact its other customers.
Washington State First to Approve Its Own Net Neutrality Rules
The State of Washington on Monday approved its own set of laws regulating net neutrality after the FCC voted in December to scrap such laws at the federal level. The law bans internet providers from throttling and/or blocking content, and also mandates that they make public their network management policies.
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...