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22 States Sue Trump’s FCC Over Net Neutrality Repeal: ‘Internet Access Is A Utility’

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22 States Sue Trump’s FCC Over Net Neutrality Repeal: ‘Internet Access Is A Utility’




Attorneys general from 22 states have filed a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over the agency’s decision to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules.

“Internet access is a utility – just like water and electricity,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) said in a statement.

“And every consumer has a right to access online content without interference or manipulation by their internet service provider. However, in repealing the net neutrality rules, the FCC ignored consumers’ strong support for a free and open internet.”

The Hill added:

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday afternoon in federal court in Washington, D.C.

The FCC voted last month to scrap the Obama-era rules governing how internet service providers handle web traffic, sparking intense backlash.




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