Internet Law

Net Neutrality Supporters Sue FCC Over Proposed Rules, Contending They're Too Weak

Last week, after the Federal Communications Commission finalized “open Internet” rules for the sharing of broadband resources, observers began awaiting the expected lawsuits from wireless carriers.

But now supporters of the so-called net neutrality that the FCC is establishing have filed suit, contending that the new rules, which are to take effect Nov. 20, aren’t strong enough, reports the Law & Disorder blog of Ars Technica. It provides a link to the complaint (PDF) filed yesterday in the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals case.

IDG News and the Wall Street Journal (sub. req.) also have stories.

An earlier Law & Disorder post discusses the final rules (PDF) okayed by the FCC last week.

Related coverage: (Feb. 2010): “New Net Neutrality Battle Could Focus on Whether ISPs Are Common Carriers” (April 2010): “D.C. Circuit Rules Against FCC in Net Neutrality Case” (Aug. 2010): “FCC’s Closed-Door Confab with Industry Reps re Net Neutrality Rules Worries Observers”

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