Congress Didn't Want Net Neutrality, GOP Tells DC Circ.
Law360, Washington (November 5, 2015, 12:52 PM EST) -- Twenty-three House Republicans have told the D.C. Circuit that the Federal Communications Commission overstepped its statutory authority with new net neutrality rules, reminding the court in an amicus brief Wednesday that Congress has had several chances to regulate the broadband industry but each time has chosen not to.
The brief comes in support of AT&T Inc., the U.S. Telecom Association and other challengers to the agency’s Open Internet Order accusing the FCC of a power grab in imposing them and of failing to give proper notice of the agency's intention to reclassify broadband under Title II of the 1996 Telecommunications Act....
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