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.
Feb 11, 2020
A multi-state anti-trust lawsuit to stop the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile has failed. New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a statement saying "There is no doubt that reducing the mobile market from four to three will be bad for consumers, bad for workers, and bad for innovation, which is why the states stepped up and led this lawsuit.
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.
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.
Nov 14, 2018
Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T, wants Congress to prevent states from enacting their own net neutrality and privacy laws. "There are a number of states that are now passing their own legislation around privacy and, by the way, net neutrality."
Oct 26, 2018
California today said it has agreed not to enforce its own net neutrality law until a final decision is reached concerning the FCC's scrapping of Obama-era regulations. In December 2017, the FCC voted to get rid of the previous administration's net neutrality rules, which classified broadband as a utility under Title II and set bright line rules regarding internet traffic.
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.