FCC Sued Over Net Neutrality Regulations


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By Nathan Eddy – The group Free Press filed the lawsuit against the FCC Sept. 28 in the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston. The organization is seeking review of the FCC’s December 2010 Open Internet order. Free Press, headquartered in Western Massachusetts, wants to challenge the “arbitrary nature of rule provisions” that provide less protection for mobile wireless Internet access than they do for wired connections as part of the FCC’s net neutrality proposal.

“When the FCC first proposed the Open Internet rules, they came with the understanding that there is only one Internet, no matter how people choose to reach it,” Free Press Policy Director Matt Wood said in a statement. “The final rules provide some basic protections for consumers, but do not deliver on the promise to preserve openness for mobile Internet access. They fail to protect wireless users from discrimination, and they let mobile providers block innovative applications with impunity.” more> http://tinyurl.com/3m9mjn5

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