The last judge rejected “fundamental principles of economics”.
The move comes after the FCC expressed "serious concern" over the deal this week.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is seeking to submit aspects of the merger to an administrative law judge, a first step toward blocking the deal.
The move comes weeks after a federal judge ruled against DOJ in the landmark case.
The changes come amid a burst of last-minute political opposition to the move.
The city's plan could close a yawning digital divide, but critics say housing and homelessness are far bigger priorities.
Proposed FCC policy changes do not appear to push consumers toward filing formal complaints any more than the current policy does.
State lawmakers have been working to restore key provisions that were stripped out last month.
The company's actions contrast with its testimony in the Justice Department's landmark antitrust case.
The move is a blow to Internet activists who sought tougher state rules.