Verizon Can’t Even Stand Net Neutrality Lite, Goes To Court To Challenge FCC’s Authority
Who saw this coming? (Oh, right: everyone.) Verizon has taken umbrage with certain aspects of Net Neutrality, and has taken the rather predictable tract of challenging the FCCâ€™s authority in order to get out of complying with the rules. Itâ€™s nothing more than a simple case of if you canâ€™t win an argument based on its own merit attack the credibility of your adversary. Verizon isnâ€™t too keen on the provision that would force it to treat all data on its network equally, so itâ€™s going to court to make sure it doesnâ€™t have to.
Verizon, while claiming to be â€œcommitted to preserving an open Internetâ€ (whatever that means), says that itâ€™s â€œdeeply concerned by the FCC’s assertion of broad authority for sweeping new regulation of broadband networks and the Internet itself.â€ Note the presence of the word â€œsweeping,â€ which is designed to make it seem like the sky is falling. Sweeping new regulations? What kind of evil agenda is at work here?
You know, making it so that ISPs donâ€™t treat you and your data like dirt. Such an evil agenda, I know.