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Verizon Appeals FCC’s|Net Neutrality Rules

WASHINGTON (CN) - Verizon Communications asked the D.C. Circuit on Thursday to set aside the Federal Communication Commission's Dec. 21 net neutrality report, which would require all Internet service providers to treat web traffic equally.

Verizon argues in its appeal that the FCC lacks the statutory authority to regulate the way Internet service providers allocate bandwidth, which translates into speed, for accessing a website.

The filing invokes the court's ruling last year in Comcast v. FCC, which rejected the FCC's theory that it had "ancillary authority" under the Communications Act of 1934, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and congressional policy to regulate bandwidth allocation.

The FCC's net neutrality guidelines prohibit broadband providers from collecting fees in lieu of blocking a content, application or service provider.

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