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AT&T, CenturyLink and other telecoms want to block the new Net Neutrality rules

AT&T Inc, CenturyLink Inc and other cable industry groups are called for regulators, in order to block the new rules and regulations for the Net Neutrality citing “crushing compliance costs and threats to investment”.internet-global

According to filings with the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), the industries are not asking to suspend the new principal rules of “net neutrality” that allows the ISP to block the contents and slows down the web traffic or, providing an immense deal with the content providers for better usage. Instead of the same, the industries and companies seeking to block the ISP move to restructure the internet with heavily structured regulations and also a new general plan that prohibits the ISP to access or interfere the consumer’s rights to access the web.

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Mostly, the requests are highly expected to reject by the Federal Communications Commission and makes a way for the industries to ask the court to pause implementation of new rules, since they are under litigations. Over a year of intense debate, Federal Communications Commission faces number of different lawsuits over the set of proposed rules and still, it is not clear, which count will hear those arguments.

On Thursday, Federal Communications Commission asked to transfer all the sorts of pending cases to “U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit”. Previously, the court has rejected the rules of net neutrality twice and last year, it confirmed to set a new authority to set regulations for the Internet.

The recent filing dealt about – how the net neutrality will crush the small broadband providers and also it point the risk of the lawsuits as well as burdens from the new rules.

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AT&T executives mentioned that, it will approximately cost around $400 million to end-up current marketing practices, and to set up a new way the privacy protection requirements for the ISP.

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