Verizon Sues FCC Over Net-Neutrality

Friday Jan 21st 2011 by Staff

The network provider argues that the federal agency does not have the legal authority to enforce the rules it created.

Washington Post: Verizon has filed a federal lawsuit aimed at overturning the Federal Communications Commission's recently passed "Net Neutrality" legislation. "We are deeply concerned by the FCC's assertion of broad authority for sweeping new regulation of broadband networks and the Internet itself," said Verizon's Michael E. Glover. "We believe this assertion of authority goes well beyond any authority provided by Congress, and creates uncertainty for the communications industry, innovators, investors and consumers."

Several observers have noted that the rules Verizon is suing to overturn are very similar to the legislation the company proposed.

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