FCC Looks to Quash MetroPCS, Verizon Lawsuits
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Jan 28, 2011, 2:41 PM by Eric M. Zeman
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.
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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