FCC fights back at net neutrality challenge

The FCC won't let its net neutrality control slip away without a fight. The agency has asked a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. to dismiss legal challenges submitted by Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and Metro PCS to overturn the recently announced rules.

Of course if history is a bellwether, chances are not good. This is the same court that agreed with Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) last year that the FCC had overstepped its bounds in an online file-sharing ruling. The FCC's argument this time around is that Verizon and others can't sue because the rules aren't published yet.

Maybe after that? No one's saying.

For more:
- Forbes has this story

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