US Court of Appeals Dismisses Verizon and MetroPCS Lawsuit Against FCC Net NeutralityCategory: General News
Posted: April 4, 2011 03:08PM
A while back, the FCC passed net neutrality rules which was met with equal parts joy and anger. Verizon publicly decried them as being too broad shortly after the rules were made known, and then a bit later filed a federal lawsuit against those rules. MetroPCS shared the same sentiments and thus joined in on the lawsuit, but now the US Court of Appeals has dismissed that lawsuit. The reason behind it is that the lawsuit is "incurably" premature because the net neutrality rules have yet to published in the Federal Register. That means that until those rules have been published, no lawsuits can be brought forth and thus the Court of Appeals threw the case out. That doesn't discourage Verizon since it will just bide its time until it can actually bring up a lawsuit, and I am sure MetroPCS will join in yet again.