FCC: Title II Suits Jumped Gun

FCC lawyers say the lawsuits filed against the commission's new Title II based network neutrality rules were filed prematurely and should be rejected on procedural grounds.

USTelecom and Alamo Broadband filed suits last week, the first of several such suits expected in the wake of the hotly debated and, from the ISP side, heavily criticized decision.

The FCC had signaled last week that it thought the filings were jumping the gun, and the letter made it official.

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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.