Nice Try, Verizon
The U.S. Court of Appeals on Wednesday struck down the telco's motion to have the same three-judge panel hear the case that ended up reversing the FCC's net-neutrality wrist slap of Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) Here's the super-terse denial. (See Net Neutrality Ruling: FCC Loses, Comcast Wins.)
But the same carrier-friendly court is in line to hear Verizon's appeal, if it gets that far. The FCC is trying to get it dismissed on grounds that Verizon (and MetroPCS Inc. (NYSE: PCS)) filed before the new rules were published in the Federal Register. (See The FCC Strikes Back.)
So today's round goes to the FCC.
— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable