Netflix on Thursday criticized the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules for internet traffic, calling it “misguided.”
“This is the beginning of a longer legal battle. Netflix stands w/ innovators, large & small, to oppose this misguided FCC order,” the company tweeted shortly after the FCC voted on the measure.
We’re disappointed in the decision to gut #NetNeutrality protections that ushered in an unprecedented era of innovation, creativity & civic engagement. This is the beginning of a longer legal battle. Netflix stands w/ innovators, large & small, to oppose this misguided FCC order.
— Netflix US (@netflix) December 14, 2017
The FCC voted 3-2 along party lines Thursday to repeal the net neutrality protections, which banned internet service providers from blocking or slowing loading speeds for specific websites or apps.
Minutes after the FCC voted to repeal its net neutrality rules, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he will sue to try and stop the “illegal rollback of net neutrality.”
Many Democrats took to social media to oppose the decision, with plans to push for legislation.
The Hill added:
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and others in favor of the decision argued the deregulation of the internet would spur innovation, and that the Federal Trade Commission would still have the authority to sue providers who abuse competition on the web.