Free Press Intervenes to Defend Net Neutrality Rules in Court


Source: Free Press
Author: press release
Coverage Type: press release
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Free Press filed to intervene in the industry-backed court case challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s Network Neutrality rules. The motion to intervene filed in the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit states Free Press' intention to defend the FCC’s landmark Feb. 26 vote to reclassify broadband as a Title II service under the Communications Act. Since the February ruling, 10 Internet service providers, trade groups and other litigants have filed lawsuits challenging the FCC’s decision. May 13th also saw ISPs filing a joint motion for a stay of the reclassification decision and key parts of the Net Neutrality rules. Free Press policy director Matt Wood said, "Free Press will fight the spurious and unsubstantiated claims of the phone and cable companies and uphold the FCC’s decision to root open Internet protections in established law. This fight includes opposing the industry attempt to get the court to delay the implementation of these fundamental safeguards for Internet users."

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