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Verizon Wants the FCC to Overturn State Internet Privacy Laws

•, Kaleigh Rogers

It turns out getting national privacy laws dismantled wasn't enough for Big Telecom. Now, at least one wireless giant is lobbying to have state-level laws overturned as well.

Verizon filed a white paper last week with the Federal Communications Commission complaining about state level privacy regulations and requesting that the FCC step in and overturn these laws. In the paper, Verizon argues that a patchwork of legislation that differs from state isn't ideal and a uniform regulatory framework would be easier to navigate.

"State and local laws governing broadband Internet access service pose a real and significant threat to restoring a light-touch, uniform regulatory framework for broadband service," the paper reads.

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