Net Neutrality got published in the Federal Monitor on Monday, allowing AT&T, Verizon and other telcos to sue FCC over its regulations.
The Federal Communications Commission has recently approved a new ruling which functions as an enactment of net neutrality. Since then, this has become the hottest topic in the world of technology, with everybody interested in the subject expressing their opinion online and not only, as the news may reveal. And the subject of the new regulation is not only of American interest, since from outside the United States comes a surprising piece of news related to the matter.
Rumors say that the association representing most of the telecommunication companies inside the United States, USTelecom has started the procedures in order to file a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission. USTelecom claims that the new ruling approved by the FCC disagrees with the federal law.
USTelecom is a very significant association, since it represents numerous telecoms in the United States. Among its members there are AT&T, Verizon, NTT, CenturyLink and Frontier Communications.
An official announcement of the filing of the lawsuit has been made by the president of USTelecom, Walter McCormick. In his statement, he said that the FCC have not appropriately approached the net net neutrality, making the new ruling a subject for countless debates and severe dissatisfaction.
“In challenging the legality of the FCC’s Open Internet order, USTelecom believes the FCC used the wrong approach to implementing net neutrality standards, which our industry supports and incorporates into everyday business practices,”
stated Walter McCormick in his comment on the situation.
In addition to that, it seems like the objections brought by the USTelecom association are based on the previous approach of the Federal Communications Commission itself, when it came to the problem of net neutrality.
The new ruling approved by the FCC has been generally viewed as a poor quality enactment ever since it became official. Telecom companies in the United States have been publicly expressed their disagreement with the new ruling, adding the fact that it is in disagreement with the federal law.
Verizon, AT&T and Comcast have all made their comments public and expressed their opposition to the new regulation.
Actually, Verizon has satirically presented the situation and offered a humorous response to FCC`s regulation. They have released a comment which was written in typewriter font. Verizon has also dated their comment Feb 26 1934, suggesting the fact that the Federal Communications Commission seem to have taken a measure that does not correspond to the present status quo.
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