Verizon Appeals FCC's Net Neutrality Rules

bp9801 - January 20, 2011 07:47PM in Internet

That certainly didn't take long at all. After voicing some displeasure right away with the new net neutrality rules the FCC passed last month, Verizon has now appealed that decision. Verizon has gone to the US Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. to officially take issue with the FCC's net neutrality policy and specifically how it asserts broad authority on the Internet and broadband networks. Yeah, it is a pretty big appeal Verizon has but it doesn't specify exactly what it takes issue with. One can ascertain that it is about wireless since Verizon and several other companies feel that wireless should largely be left out of any net neutrality decisions. Verizon believes that the FCC's decision oversteps the bounds set by Congress and presents uncertainty for the communications industry as a whole. I feel like this could be a long appeals case and we'll keep you informed of anything that comes out of it.