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Verizon to FCC: Net Neutrality Rules 'Unneeded Regulation'

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Sep 30, 2011, 4:50 PM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Sep 30, 2011, 5:06 PM

Verizon Communications, parent company of Verizon Wireless, has filed an appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit hoping to reverse the Federal Communications Commission's decision to adopt net neutrality rules. The FCC published the rules in final form last week, are they are set to go into effect November 20. Verizon's general counsel said in a statement, "Verizon is fully committed to an open Internet. We are deeply concerned by the FCC's assertion of broad authority to impose potentially sweeping and unneeded regulations on broadband networks and services and on the Internet itself. We believe this assertion of authority is inconsistent with the statute and will create uncertainty for the communications industry, innovators, investors and consumers." Verizon opposed the original draft of the net neutrality rules earlier this year, but its lawsuit against the FCC was tossed out of court on a technicality. Verizon's appeal of the net neutrality rules today was expected. This week, the Free Press also sued the FCC looking to prevent the net neutrality rules from becoming law.

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uncertainity --created WITHOUT net neutrality, not WITH... neurocutie Sep 30, 2011, 10:48 PM
Verizon to FCC: Murder 'Unneeded Law' mycool Oct 1, 2011, 10:01 PM
 
 
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