Lawsuits Seek To Nix Net Neutrality Order – 24 March 2015

RT logoThe Federal Communications Commission’s ruling on net neutrality that bans online traffic discrimination is now being challenged by lawsuits from telecom firms and an internet provider.

Less than a month after the FCC agreed to adopt net neutrality protections during a historic 3-2 vote, attorneys for USTelecom and Alamo Broadband filed separate petitions on Monday this week asking federal judges to review the ruling.

The suits — filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, respectively — allege that that the decision reached by the FCC during the February 26 vote violates administrative law and infringes on the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights.

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