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Battle against net neutrality rollback intensifies

Joe Mont | January 17, 2018

While state attorney generals proceed with their own legal battle, Congressional Democrats say they are nearing the level of bipartisan support needed to reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s retreat from net neutrality policies.

This week, 22 Attorneys General in filed a multi-state lawsuit to block the Federal Communications Commission’s “illegal rollback” of net neutrality.

On Dec. 14, the Federal Communications Commission’s commissioners voted 3-2 to repeal net neutrality.

In 2015, the FCC adopted the Open Internet Order which reclassified broadband as a telecommunication service and prohibited internet service providers from setting up internet fast and slow lanes, ensuring all online traffic is treated the same. The D.C. Circuit Court upheld the rules in 2016, but the FCC started efforts to roll back these protections in spring of this year.

The coalition filed a...

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