(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will be sued by companies seeking to overturn net neutrality rules the agency passed last week, Chairman Tom Wheeler said.

“The big dogs have promised that they’re going to litigate,” Wheeler said in an interview with Bloomberg TV at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona on Tuesday.

Cable and telephone providers have indicated they’ll challenge the FCC’s rules, adopted Feb. 26 on a 3-to-2 vote led by Wheeler, that prevent blocking or slowing of Web traffic.

Republican lawmakers want to replace the FCC rule with one passed by Congress. Their initial attempt has stalled with opposition from Democrats, who say the legislative proposal takes too much power from the FCC.

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