By Brendan Sasso - 10/26/11 09:15 PM EDT
The wireless carriers are fully supportive of the fact that they will face lighter regulations under the rules than other companies.
In the court filing, CTIA points to the FCC's finding that mobile Internet presents different considerations than landline Internet.
"The FCC accordingly imposed fewer regulatory burdens on mobile Internet access services than on their fixed-line counterparts," the association writes. "[The public interest groups] challenge the FCC’s determination that 'wireless is different' and its decision to regulate mobile services more lightly. CTIA wishes to defend the FCC against that challenge and any related arguments that the FCC erred in imposing too few regulatory burdens."
Verizon has also sued the FCC, arguing that they lack the authority to impose the regulations on either wireless or landline Internet providers.