AT&T Sues FCC Over Net Neutrality

AT&T has filed suit against the FCC's Title II reclassification. It is already a party to one suit as a member of USTelecom, two if you count the version filed by USTelecom last month and refiled Tuesday for good measure.

Like USTelecom, AT&T filed its suit in the D.C. Court of Appeals. As National Cable & Telecommunications Association President Michael Powell pointed out to reporters earlier in the day, all those suits are likely to be consolidated into a single brief by the court.

In its brief, AT&T says the FCC "purports" to reclassify broadband access as a Title II service, but calls that arbitrary, capricious and an abuse of the FCC's discretion.

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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.