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FCC Files Court Motions Opposing Premature Challenges to Open Internet Order

January 28th, 2011 by Austin Schlick General Counsel

austin schlickThe rules that govern when and how parties may challenge FCC orders are clear, and Verizon and MetroPCS filed too early when they challenged the Open Internet order.

Today, the FCC filed several motions with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit asking that court to dismiss both companies’ challenges as premature.

For easy public access, we have posted the motions below:

Motion of the FCC to Dismiss
Verizon v. FCC, No. 11-1014 (D.C. Cir.)

Motion of the FCC to Dismiss and to Defer Filing of the Record
MetroPCS Communications, Inc., et al. v. FCC, No. 11-1016 (D.C. Cir.)

Motion of the FCC to Defer Consideration of Verizon’s Motion for Panel Assignment and to Defer Filing of the Record
Verizon v. FCC, No. 11-1014

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