April 23, 2015 — By now, everybody pretty much knows my position on Net Neutrality. So this report will be just a fact update. No comments.
Here is a laundry list of lawsuits filed against the FCC recently. Note how they are all from the right wing, who want to protect their positions? Oops, I said no comments, ok, just one.
Here are the latest entrants in the litigation parade: CTIA – the Wireless Association, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association [NCTA], the American Cable Association and AT&T.
These four new lawsuits take their place in line with the rest of the challenges to the FCC’s decision to reclassify broadband as a regulated, common-carrier service. The CTIA lawsuit also focuses on the reclassification of mobile broadband.
CTIA’s President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker said in a statement that the new rules will “chill investment, and, instead of promoting greater industry investment in the connected world of tomorrow, the FCC opted to resuscitate a command-and-control regulatory regime, including a process where innovators must first seek permission from the FCC before rolling out new services.”
Theodore Olson, a veteran lawyer representing the NCTA, said in a statement, that by reclassifying broadband, the FCC has rewritten the Communications Act without permission from Congress.
Just the latest on the NN legal landscape.