The Federal Communications Commission released on Thursday the 400-page text of its open Internet order that passed 3-2 in a partisan vote on Feb. 26.

Senior FCC officials reiterated in a conference call with reporters that the agency did not intend to regulate Internet rates with the just-released order, which reclassified the Internet as a "telecommunications service."

But industry officials say provisions in the order could allow consumers to complain to the agency about rates, leading to potential FCC investigation and action.

Comcast Corp. and other telecommunications opposed the FCC's order as heavy regulation and it is expected to be challenged in federal court.

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