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This article was published on April 13, 2015


    Carriers and ISPs can now take legal action against the FCC’s new Net Neutrality rules

    Carriers and ISPs can now take legal action against the FCC’s new Net Neutrality rules
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    Although the FCC published the text of its new Net Neutrality guidelines a month ago, it wasn’t until now that opponents could take legal action against the new legislation.

    The new rules were today published in the Federal Register – essentially a journal of US federal regulations – which is a necessary step before companies can take an agency like the FCC to court over new proposed rules.

    Today’s publication means you can expect numerous lawsuits as carriers, cables companies and other internet providers move to prevent some of the incoming legislation before they officially go into effect on June 12.

    The FCC expects to be able to hold back against most its challengers, but don’t expect ISPs to go down without a fight.

    FCC Publishes Net Neutrality Rules, Starting Clock for Challenges [WSJ]