Verizon to FCC: Net Neutrality Rules 'Unneeded Regulation'
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.
Aug 21, 2018
The attorneys general from 22 states, plus the District of Columbia, have asked an appeals court to reinstate the Obama-era net neutrality rules that were stricken by the FCC in June. The states also want to ensure the Trump administration cannot prevent individual states from installing their own such rules.
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.
Oct 1, 2018
California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on Sunday that made net neutrality the law, but the state was quickly sued by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Jul 29, 2016
Several trade organizations are asking a U.S. Court of Appeals to reverse a decision made last month that upheld the FCC's open internet order.
uncertainity --created WITHOUT net neutrality, not WITH...
The goal here is the acquisition of power by the FCC and li...
Verizon to FCC: Murder 'Unneeded Law'
Murder of all types should not be a law.