Google, along with other tech industry supporters of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations mandating net neutrality, is urging a federal court to side with the FCC in a suit brought by Internet service providers Verizon and MetroPCS.
That suit, brought in the wake of the FCC’s controversial order mandating net neutrality issued in late 2010, asserts that the FCC did not have the legal authority required to institute net neutrality rules. In addition, it claims that the FCC lacked evidence to indicate that net neutrality was necessary.
Verizon has also said that net neutrality rules violate the company’s First Amendment rights.
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