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.