The UK’s biggest cable operator will appeal against a US Department of Justice (DOJ) decision that found it “incompetent” to provide services over its network.
Virgin Media (VMW) had been accused of being too reliant on AT&T and Comcast, both of which were part of the DOJ’s antitrust suit.
The DOJ has yet to announce a decision in its case.
But it did say that “the Company will not be subject to any further legal action under the antitrust laws”.
The DOJ said it had filed its case in federal court in Seattle, where it has a headquarters.
It said it “found that Virgin Media failed to demonstrate a significant likelihood of success in showing that it would be materially harmed by the alleged conduct”.
Virgin said it would appeal the decision.
The company has said it will not comply with the DOJ, which it says is “further evidence of the need for Virgin Media to be re-investigated and the imposition of new antitrust remedies”.
In February, the DOJ ordered AT&s T-Mobile to divest from AT&ams video-on-demand (VOD) service and its mobile payments business.
In December, the US Department Of Justice accused Verizon of unfairly charging users for the internet connection services it provides.
Verizon said it was not the “target of this investigation”.
Virgin, which is owned by media conglomerate Vodafone, said it did not comment on pending litigation.
The DOJ announced it would take its case to the US Supreme Court in the first quarter of 2020.
Virgin, a joint venture between Verizon and cable company Vodacom, says it has 1.2 billion subscribers.