Released: January 17, 2018
21 states are suing the FCC over its net neutrality decision
Source: Hamza Shaban & Brian Fung, Washington Post (Paid Registration)
Twenty-one states, the District of Columbia and several public interest groups filed the first major lawsuits to block the repeal of the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules, marking the start of a high-stakes legal battle over the future of the Internet.
The FCC's rules had prohibited Internet providers from slowing down or blocking websites. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who is leading the states' suit, said that the FCC’s repeal of the net neutrality rules was “arbitrary” and “capricious” and violates federal law.
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