FCC denies net neutrality complaint against Verizon

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has finally denied a net neutrality complaint filed against Verizon in July 2016, saying the allegations were independently investigated and it was not offered verified evidence that the company violated the net neutrality order or any other rules. While it has received thousands of informal net neutrality complaints, customer Alex Nguyen was the only complainant to register a formal complaint during the three years the FCC’s 2015 order was in place. According to Nguyen’s complaint, Verizon took various actions that blocked third-party devices and applications from being used on its network, violating both net neutrality and open access rules applied to C block spectrum licenses owned by Verizon. During the process, Verizon denied all of Nguyen’s allegations in FCC filings. Finally, the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau released an order rejecting the complaint.