Edge Providers Edge Toward Net Neutrality Legal Battle

A handful of edge providers familiar as participants in pro-net neutrality protests have filed suit against the FCC's Restoring Internet Freedom Order.

Related: NHMC Files Suit Against Net Neutrality Rules

The order's publication in the Federal Register Feb. 22 triggered the window for filing legal challenges to the Dec. 14 decision to eliminate the rules against blocking, throttling and paid prioritization, as well as a general conduct standard that could get at other ISP activity.

Those edge providers include Etsy, Kickstarter, Foursquare and Shutterstock, according to various reports.

John Eggerton

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.