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FCC denies requests from AT&T, CenturyLink, others to delay implementing net neutrality rules

May 11th, 2015

The FCC has denied petitions from a group of service providers and industry groups to suspend the regulator’s net neutrality rules from going into effect on June 12.

On Friday, the FCC denied petitions for a stay of its net neutrality rules from Daniel Berninger, founder of the nonprofit Voice Communication Exchange Committee, the American Cable Association, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, USTelecom, the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association, AT&T (NYSE: T) and CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL).

These groups asked the FCC to delay the rules from going into effect while courts deal with seven lawsuits challenging the rules.

AT&T and CenturyLink, which took part in the joint petition with USTelecom, have been the most ardent service providers opposed to the rules.

While fellow telco Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is working with USTelecom and other telecom industry trade groups, AT&T and CenturyLink in April filed their own complaints suing the FCC.

To read more on the FCC’s decision, click here.

Author: Sean Buckley at Fierce Telecom.

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