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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   @phonescooper
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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Sep 30, 2011, 10:48 PM

uncertainity --created WITHOUT net neutrality, not WITH...

funny that (self-serving) Verizon thinks that net neutrality will create "uncertainty" in the market, when it creates exactly the opposite. A level playing field establishes CERTAINITY. Its the possibility of ISPs and carriers charging arbitrary companies and services more or less and the power to squeeze them, that's what would create uncertainity... and what needs to be prohibited by regulations.
I agree, Net nutrality is a good thing, Although I can understand why Verizon is upset, but If I pay for this much data at this speed. Then why are you throttling my data when I'm, say, watching Netflix or any other video site, when it runs twice as f...
Is to bankruptcy of private industry and the creation of 'Internet' as a government controlled 'utility'....they desire this rule because they know it will cause harm to private industry.

The goal here is the acquisition of power by the FCC and li...

Oct 1, 2011, 10:01 PM

Verizon to FCC: Murder 'Unneeded Law'

People will naturally be good. Listing "murder" as a crime will create an uncertainty in our country. It will cause people to come to fear each other and taking up arms, which will then cause everyone who owns a gun to shoot each other no matter what.

Murder of all types should not be a law.
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