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LXer 07-07-2012 08:31 AM

LXer: Verizon: net neutrality violates our free speech rights
 
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Verizon pressed its argument against the Federal Communications Commission's new network neutrality rules on Monday; filing a legal brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. The company argued the FCC's rules not only exceeded the agency's regulatory authority, but also violated network owners' constitutional rights. Specifically, Verizon believes that the FCC is threatening its First Amendment right to freedom of speech and its property rights under the Fifth Amendment.Verizon believes that Congress has not given the FCC the power to impose network neutrality regulations on the nation's ISPs. Last year, the firm sued to stop the implementation of the rules the FCC adopted in December 2010.

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