Monday May 04, 2015

AT&T, U.S. Telecom Groups Seek To Block New Internet Rules

I am a bit surprised that there isn't a petition out there asking AT&T and other telecoms to stop wasting tax payers money with all this legal maneuvering.

Instead, the groups and companies sought to block the agency's move to reclassify broadband Internet as a more heavily regulated telecommunications service, and a new broad general conduct standard that prohibits Internet providers from "unreasonably interfering" with consumers' access to the web. While the requests are expected to be rejected by the FCC, they pave the way for the industry to ask courts to pause the implementation of the rules while they are being litigated. The new regulations go into effect on June 12.