(WASHINGTON) – Communications provider Verizon Wireless Thursday filed an appeal on an FCC decision regarding net neutrality.
”We are deeply concerned by the FCC's assertion of broad authority for sweeping new regulation of broadband networks and the Internet itself, said Michael Glover, Verizon’s senior vice president and deputy general counsel. “We believe this assertion of authority goes well beyond any authority provided by Congress, and creates uncertainty for the communications industry, innovators, investors and consumers."
The FCC order from 2010 would allow for consumers to have a transparent look into how networks are managed and make it illegal for providers to block content and apps or limit devices and services, among other restrictions.
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