NCTA Suing FCC Over Network Neutrality Rules

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association filed a lawsuit against the FCC's Title II ISP reclassification Tuesday.

NCTA has called that reclassification a disaster that will stifle investment and could lead to rate regulation through the back door of case-by-case reviews.

The rules were approved Feb. 26 and published Monday, April 13, in the Federal Register, triggering a 10-day window for suits that want to be in a lottery to choose the appeals court hearing the case—if suits are filed in more than one court.

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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.