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Metro PCS appeals net-neutrality order

After Verizon issued a court challenge to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) net-neutrality rules last week, another wireless provider, Metro PCS, did the same Monday.

The new challenge is similar to Verizon's and again attempts to funnel the suit into the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, which rejected the FCC's net-neutrality arguments a year ago. 

The company made the same argument as Verizon to say this court should hear the appeal, saying it has "exclusive jurisdiction over FCC decisions that 'modify' licenses," according to analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. 

The company said the FCC had used modifying licenses as part of its legal basis for arguing it had the authority to impose wireless net-neutrality rules. 

The challenge comes after Metro PCS was accused of net-neutrality violations by the Media Access Project and Free Press. 

They complained the provider makes certain high-bandwidth applications available only to customers who pay for an elevated tier of service. 

Metro PCS says this pricing plan falls within the FCC's rules.