“More than six months after it adopted an order to regulate the Internet, the FCC has finally submitted the rules to the Office of Management and Budget, which must still review and approve the submission," said Energy and Commerce chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Telecom subpanel Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) in a statement.
"The FCC’s estimate of the paperwork burden has already tripled. One has to wonder whether the FCC will also finally admit it has grossly underestimated the burden on innovation, investment, and jobs," the lawmakers added.
Verizon has already attempted to challenge the net-neutrality regulations in court only to have their case dismissed as premature. Stakeholders expect a host of legal challenges to the rules, which some argue won't stand up to challenges the FCC has exceeded its authority under the Communications Act.