Here's a hard one to wrap your head around. Verizon is about to challenge the FCC's Open Internet Order in an appeal against the FCC's decision to reclassify broadband services as Title II (common carrier services). The case will move forward soon and the courts will decide. Ahead of the proceedings, Verizon has issued a public statement. Big Red is wrapping themselves in the flag of Net Neutrality, claiming they are all for an open internet, even as they try to stop the FCC from reclassifying the internet as a common carrier service. In order to appeal to the public, Verizon cites the billions they spend on their networks and acquiring additional digital ad technology. They also shared what they "stand for" in regards to an "open" internet: "No blocking: we support rules that prevent providers from blocking lawful content, applications or services." "No throttling: we support rules that prevent providers from intentionally slowing down or throttling Internet traffic based on the traffic's source, destination or content." "No paid prioritization: we support rules that prevent providers from charging content providers a fee to deliver their Internet traffic faster than the Internet traffic of others." "General conduct standard: we support a general conduct rule that would prevent unreasonable conduct by broadband providers where there is actual harm to consumers or to competition." The reality is that Verizon is willing to make the above compromises in order to try and stop the FCC's Open Internet Order; however, it makes you wonder. If they are willing to acquiesce to these perspectives, and this will make things fair and open for everyone, then why fight it to begin with? How can they be fighting Net Neutrality in the name of Net Neutrality? What does Verizon have to lose if the FCC reclassifies the Internet, and what do they have to gain if they can stop it? Please share your point of view. You can see Verizon's full press release in the thread below.