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FCC Sued Over “Net Neutrality”

Published on September 29, 2011
by Amy Schatz

A fresh legal salvo was fired Wednesday over recently published federal “net neutrality” rules restricting Internet providers from blocking or slowing traffic.

On Wednesday public interest group Free Press filed a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission rules in a Boston-based federal appeals court, saying they didn’t protect wireless Internet users enough.

In the complaint, the group argued the FCC acted arbitrarily when it decided to “adopt one set of rules for broadband access via mobile platforms and a different set of rules for broadband access via fixed platforms.”

The rules take effect November 20.

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