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Verizon Files Lawsuit Over FCC Net Neutrality

According to Computer World, Verizon has filed a lawsuit over the FCC net neutrality order.

The company said the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision on the issue was outside the scope of its powers.

“We are deeply concerned by the FCC’s assertion of broad authority for sweeping new regulation of broadband networks and the Internet itself,” Verizon said in a statement.

“We believe this assertion of authority goes well beyond any authority provided by Congress, and creates uncertainty for the communications industry, innovators, investors and consumers.”

The so-called net neutrality rules, in theory, were designed to balance the interests of ISP (internet service providers), content companies and consumers, but analysts predicted a court challenge based on its broad scope.

Photos Courtesy of Eric Hauser and BKLYN Guy.