New Networks Institute & Teletruth have filed a Petition for Investigation Against Verizon for Perjury in the Open Internet Proceeding, (Net Neutrality)
This case is open and shut. In the Net Neutrality proceeding, Verizon has claimed that ‘reclassifying’ the networks as “Title II”, telecommunications, will harm investment and stifle innovation. Yet, in every state proceeding, we found Verizon has used Title II to get the state utility rights of way and charge customers for the FTTP, Fiber to the Premises, construction, which is used for Verizon’s FiOS services. Verizon has never disclosed this fact in any of the Open Internet Proceeding or to the courts– Verizon mislead everyone and we have filed, providing ample documentation — Verizon’s own statements to prove this point.
Section 1.17 of the Communications Act of 1934 details that “intentionally omit[ting] material information that is necessary to prevent any material factual statement that is made from being incorrect or misleading”,. and Section 1.16 of the Act states that violating of the Act is perjury.