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AT&T Sues FCC Over Net Neutrality Order

AT&T has filed a lawsuit this week against the Federal Communications Commission, standing out as one of the only ISPs to pursue legal action against the FCC’s net neutrality order.

According to a report by Ars Technica on Wednesday, so far lawsuits have been filed by four consortiums representing cable, wirelesas and telecommunications companies, and one small provider in Texas, called Alamo Broadband.

AT&T filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Ars says that the initial petition “objects to the FCC’s decision to reclassify fixed and mobile broadband as common carrier services in order to impose net neutrality rules that forbid blocking and discriminating against traffic.”

So what happens next? Well, according to The Washington Post, the case “could very well wind up being the D.C. Circuit. That’s where all the major trade groups have filed their appeals. It was that Washington court that heard the last challenge to the FCC’s net neutrality rule. It was that federal court that largely struck down the rules and told the FCC to try again.”

“From the way the trade associations are acting, it’s clear they believe the D.C. Circuit is on their side. All of them filed in Washington, even when some could have chosen to file elsewhere. The court has twice before rejected the FCC’s attempt to impose its net neutrality regulations.”

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