New York's Attorney General (AG), Eric Schneiderman, says he'll lead a Multistate Lawsuit to Stop the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Rollback of Rules that Guaranteed Equal Access to the Internet. Schneiderman has been Investigating Fake Public Comments Submitted to the FCC during the Net Neutrality Comment process. The Washington State Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, has likewise Vowed to Sue over Net Neutrality.
Schneiderman says his Analysis shows 2 Million Comments Stole the Identities of Real Americans, including Dead People and Children.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican, said at a July FCC Meeting that the Raw number of Comments wasn't as important as the Substance of Issues Raised.
The Agency voted this afternoon along Party Lines, 3 to 2, to Undo Sweeping Obama-era Net Neutrality Rules that Guaranteed Equal Access to the internet.
Other New York Officials have also been weighing in with Objections to the New Rules. “Today’s vote to dismantle net neutrality handed the keys to the internet over to a few internet service providers,” said Miguel Gamino, Chief Technology Officer for New York City. “This represents a stark, inexplicable and unwarranted attack on our communities, residents and businesses. We must keep up the fight to protect an open internet.”
The New Rules could usher in Big Changes in how Americans use the Internet. The Agency got Rid of Rules that Barred Companies like Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon from Playing Favorites with Internet Apps and Sites.
The Broadband Industry promises that the Internet Experience isn't going to Change. But Protests have Erupted Online and in the Streets as everyday Americans worry that Cable and Phone Companies will be able to Control what they see and do Online.
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