FCC Looks to Quash MetroPCS, Verizon Lawsuits
The Federal Communication Commission has asked a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuits concerning net neutrality filed against it by MetroPCS and Verizon Wireless. Both MetroPCS and Verizon sued the FCC over its proposed net neutrality regulations, which they say exceed the FCC's jurisdiction. They are seeking to prevent the FCC from passing the proposed laws. The FCC argues, "The Court should dismiss MetroPCS’s notice of appeal because it was filed prior to publication of the Open Internet Order in the Federal Register and is thus jurisdictionally barred." The technicality means the lawsuits are invalid, though Verizon and MetroPCS claim there is an exception to standard procedure when proposed rules will have a direct effect on specific parties. In December 2010, the FCC published a number of rules to be used in governing both wired and wireless broadband networks.
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.
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.
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.
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).
even if we disagree on where the regulation comes from
If the government wanted to "control" the internet, we would be having a different discussion. But the FCC isn't sniffing our packets, they aren't regulating what we as consumers say, do, or look at, use, or access while online (as long as we don't violate any other laws), they aren't demanding that the ISPs turn their servers over to the government or telling the ISPs they can't charge us to access the internet. Net Neutrality regulation simply keeps the ISPs from changing the fundamental guideline of how the in...
Can we agree that the principle of net neutrality is undeniably good for consumers and good for small business?
That's not what the corporations want, and they run the country.
The educated people w...
Absolutely NOT. 'Net neutrality' is an Orwellian term which means 'government control of the Internet'
That we don't want 'corporati...
The better question is 'where is the evidence that regulation is neede...
Net Neutrality, as in One IP costs the same to you as a user to acce...
Of course they did