CTIA Hits FCC with Net Neutrality Lawsuit
The CTIA Wireless Association today filed a lawsuit in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals aiming to prevent the FCC from imposing its proposed net neutrality rules. The rules were published in the Federal Register Monday, an arcane step in the process of making them law. "CTIA and the wireless industry have always supported an open Internet, which is why these rules will only chill investment and innovation and increase costs for consumers," said CTIA President Meredith Attwell Baker. "Instead of promoting greater industry investment in the connected world of tomorrow, the FCC opted to resuscitate a command-and-control regulatory regime, including a process where innovators must first seek permission from the FCC before rolling out new services. In so doing, the FCC usurped the role of Congress and departed from a bipartisan mobile-specific framework to create a new intrusive regulatory framework." Baker went on to say that the CTIA had little choice but to go on the offensive. "We are confident that the courts will reject the FCC's overreach for the third time, particularly with respect to mobile broadband services." Baker hopes Congress can reach a bipartisan solution to help protect both consumers and industry players. The CTIA Wireless Association is the lobbying organization that represents the carriers' interests in Washington. USTelecom filed a similar lawsuit against the FCC on Monday. The FCC is confident the rules will withstand legal challenges.
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22 Attorneys General Sue to Block FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal
Jan 16, 2018
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson today, along with the attorneys general of 20 other states and the District of Columbia, filed a petition to block the FCC's attempt to repeal net neutrality. The FCC voted in December to scrap Obama-era rules that prohibit internet service providers from prioritizing some web sites and services over others.
And the shill attacks begins....
Or milk their customers for all they can while providing the poorest monopolized level of service they can get away with. Too bad monopolies aren't illegal.
I'd rather have corporations milk consumers for all they can than the government milk tax payers for all they can. At least I don't ...