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FCC is taking its time with net neutrality because 'the big dogs are going to sue'

The Verge - Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler is getting blunt about why we don't have net neutrality rules yet: "The big dogs are going to sue regardless of what comes out," he said today, according to Reuters

. Internet providers are pretty staunchly against the type of heavy regulations that net neutrality advocates want to see, and it's expected that they'll oppose any light regulations too, simply because it would restrict them from doing various things with their businesses, like giving certain websites and apps preferential treatment. The commission has reason to fear a lawsuit, too. The reason that we don't have net neutrality rules right now is because Verizon sued over the last set of rules and won in court earlier this year.

"We need to make sure that we have sustainable rules," Wheeler reportedly said, "and that starts with making sure that we have addressed the multiplicity of issues that come along and are likely to be raised."