Verizon Pushes DC Circ. To Scrap FCC Net Neutrality Rules

Law360, New York (July 3, 2012, 4:55 PM EDT) -- Verizon Communications Inc. on Monday dug its heels in against the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules, telling the D.C. Circuit the agency overstepped its bounds and ran against the First Amendment when it imposed its controls on broadband providers.

In an appellant brief accusing the FCC of attempting to “conjure a role for itself with respect to regulation of the Internet” Verizon and MetroPCS Communications Inc. said that the telecommunications overseer has gone beyond its authority in seeking to regulate broadband, an area over which...
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