Net neutrality advocates such as the Internet Association consider the FCC’s plans illegal under existing federal laws. These would ban “arbitrary and capricious” changes to regulations. The FCC simply did not have enough public input on its proposal to overturn the old rules. Announced by FCC leader Ajit Pai, the amendments “disregard the will of a bipartisan majority of Americans and fail to maintain a free and open Internet,” said Michael Beckerman, CEO and President of the Internet Association in a statement.
Facebook, Google, and other Internet giants faced criticism last year that they would not do enough to maintain net neutrality. So far, the corporations had merely condemned the actions of the FCC by means of statements. The fact that they now want to take part in complaints shows that these were not just lip service. Accordingly, money for excellent lawyers for the complicated procedures should not be lacking.