FCC Stuffs Lobbyists' Attempt to Stay Net Neutrality Rules
May 10, 2015, 6:39 PM by Eric M. Zeman
The FCC has denied petitions filed by a wide range of lobbying organizations that sought to stay the FCC's proposed net neutrality regulations. The CTIA Wireless Association, USTelecom, AT&T, Wireless Internet Service Providers Association, CenturyLink, American Cable Association, and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association all filed petitions hoping to prevent the FCC from formally adopting its rules in early June. The groups' request for a stay was in hope of keeping the industry unchanged while they pursue legal action to undo the FCC's proposed rules. The FCC has been sued by a wide range of entities over the regulations, but the FCC believes its goal to reclassify broadband providers under Title II regulations will survive in court. Stays in cases like this are uncommon and there was little chance the FCC would have approved such a measure.
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