Telecom trade group challenges new net neutrality rules

In late February, the FCC voted 3-2 to impose net neutrality rules “... designed to ensure the uninhibited flow of Internet content. They prohibit broadband providers from blocking, slowing or selling faster delivery of legal content flowing through their networks to consumers.”

Now the legal battle begins. Trade group U.S. Telecom this week filed a petition in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for a review of the rules.

U.S. Telecom, which includes AT&T and Verizon, said in its petition that the rules “are ‘arbitrary, capricious, and an abuse of discretion’ as well as a violation of existing law.”

Broadband providers sue FCC to stop net neutrality regulations (LA Times, Mar. 23, 2015)