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FCC Wants Net Neutrality Suits Stopped 108

Posted by timothy
from the you-bet-they-do dept.
adeelarshad82 writes "The FCC moved to dismiss the net neutrality challenges filed by MetroPCS and Verizon, claiming they were 'filed prematurely.' Verizon and MetroPCS have both sued the FCC, arguing that the commission did not have the authority to hand down its December net neutrality rules. The FCC maintains that it does indeed have the right to regulate broadband, thanks to provisions in the Communications Act."
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FCC Wants Net Neutrality Suits Stopped

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  • Not suprising. (Score:5, Interesting)

    by novar21 (1694492) on Sunday January 30, 2011 @09:48AM (#35048506)
    Corporations don't want to be regulated because it can cut into their profits. The FCC wants to regulate the corporations not the Internet. The corporations want to regulate the Internet for profit. So they jump the gun on filing a law suite. They will refile and in the meantime they push the cost of the law suite onto their customer. It's just a sad state of affairs. Actually the FCC should just proceed and get the law suite over with and not challenge that they filed to early. Why postpone the inevitable?
  • Re:sigh (Score:3, Interesting)

    by clydemaxwell (935315) on Sunday January 30, 2011 @01:04PM (#35049354)

    your argument about business size is disingenuous. how big do you have to be *not* to implement a tiered service structure, which no ISP in the US has yet implemented? Seems like a regulation that says 'keep doing what you've been doing' isn't too hard to comply with.

    For bias purposes, you should know I want the FCC to mandate net neutrality.

  • Re:sigh (Score:4, Interesting)

    by thetoadwarrior (1268702) on Sunday January 30, 2011 @03:00PM (#35049894) Homepage

    A government agency is a very dangerous beast. You have to be careful.

    As are corporations which is why we need the government to watch over them and why people are supposed to watch over the government and vote accordingly, protest where necessary and keep in contact with their congressmen and senators.

    I know people rather just assume the evil FDR magically started this communication regulation to start a new world order to enslave us and expect the government to sort itself out without any effort on their behalf other than watching Fox News but those people are idiots.

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