FCC denies request to delay Internet rules

Mario Trujillo
The Hill

If critics want to delay new net neutrality rules, they will have to go through a judge.

The Federal Communications Commission on Friday denied petitions from eight telecom companies and trade groups asking the agency to hold off on implementing the regulations while critics battle them in court.

A host of trade groups and service providers like AT&T have already filed lawsuits to fully strike down the regulations, which would reclassify broadband Internet access under rules governing traditional telephones.

The regulations are slated to take effect mid-June but service providers want that put on hold, arguing their challenge is likely to succeed.

The FCC’s denial was expected, and opens the door to the next step in the fight. Telecom companies will now be able to ask a federal judge to stay the rules…



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