Technology Attorney, Marcus Stephen Harris:
I think that other telecom companies will certainly challenge the FCC’s authority to promulgate regulations concerning net neutrality. They will most likely do it in venues other than the venue where Verizon and Metro PCS’ filed their challenges. This will most likely result in certain cases being dropped in favor of cases brought in jurisdictions that are more telecom friendly.
While these companies may be big players like AT&T and Sprint, my prediction is that it will be smaller to midsize players that will take the lead. I expect the larger players to sit back for a bit to see how well Verizon’s position is received by customers and the public.
Listen to Marcus Harris on this January 25, 2011 LawTalkRadio broadcast concerning the FCC’s Open Internet Order.