Friday, January 21, 2011

Verizon Appeals vs. FCC Net Neutrality

Although the FCC pretty much adopted the Google-Verizon [wireless] compromise (here) for the new Net Neutrality rules (here), the carrier is still not happy with the outcome.

Verizon announced that "on Thursday (Jan. 20) [it] filed an appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, challenging the Federal Communications Commission's Report and Order on rules dealing with the issue of net neutrality".

See "Verizon Files Appeal in Federal Court Regarding FCC Net Neutrality Order" - here

Michael E. Glover, Verizon senior VP and deputy general counsel said  "..Today's filing is the result of a careful review of the FCC's order. We are deeply concerned by the FCC's assertion of broad authority for sweeping new regulation of broadband networks and the Internet itself.  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."

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