MetroPCS Sues To Block FCC Net Neutrality Rules
January 25, 2011 at 2:39 PM (PT)
METROPCS has filed suit to block the FCC's net neutrality order, the second cell phone carrier to challenge the Commission's attempt to regulate the Internet. The suit, filed in the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Court of Appeals, is similar to the suit filed last week by VERIZON. METROPCS recently announced its data plans pricing for 4G LTE service, including tiering and restricting certain content like multimedia streaming to higher-priced plans.
Senators Propose Tougher Net Neutrality Rules
Meanwhile, THE HILL reports that Sens. MARIA CANTWELL (D-WA) and AL FRANKEN (D-MN) have introduced legislation to ban all paid prioritization of Internet traffic, including wireless broadband, which was left out of the Commission's Net neutrality order. The bill would allow the Commission to regulate the Net under a new provision of Title II of the Communications Act. The Republican majority in the House is considered unlikely to pass a bill with provisions like the ones in CANTWELL and FRANKEN's proposal.