The Federal Communications Commission is asking a federal appeals court to block Verizon’s new broadband service in the United States.
The agency on Monday filed a motion to intervene in the case, saying the new service violates net neutrality rules.
The FCC is asking the three-judge panel to block the company from entering into a new service agreement with the Communications Workers of America, or CWA, a union that represents Verizon employees.
The CWA represents thousands of Verizon workers, including those who work for the cable company.
Verizon has been fighting the agency’s effort to stop the service from coming online.
The company has said it wants to bring broadband Internet service to the US because it wants more competition.