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US telecom industry body files lawsuit against FCC’s open Internet order; What to expect in India

US telecom industry trade group USTelecom, which counts AT & T and Verizon among others as members, and Texas-based Internet service provider Alamo Broadband have filed two separate lawsuits against the net neutrality rules proposed by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last month, reports The Washington Post. USTelecom believes the FCC's open Internet order isn't "legally sustainable", while Alamo believes that the new rules harms its business. Here are the copy of the petitions: USTelecom and Alamo Broadband. The report mentions that FCC feels the petitions are "premature and subject to dismissal." It's worth remembering that an earlier set of net neutrality rules framed by the FCC had been dismissed by the US appeals court in January 2014, after Verizon filed a lawsuit challenging it. More here. This development coincided with the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) asking the Department of…

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