State Attorney General Barbara Underwood has kept the pressure on the FCC over the rollback of Net Neutrality.
Underwood with the backing of a coalition of 23 attorney generals across the nation filed a new brief on Tuesday in her lawsuit urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to vacate and reverse the order.
The brief consists of two issues: "First, that the FCC’s order is arbitrary and capricious because it puts consumers at risk of abusive practices by broadband providers, jeopardizes public safety, and more; and second, that the FCC’s order unlawfully purports to preempt state and local regulation of broadband service."
“A free and open internet is critical to New York – and to our democracy. By repealing net neutrality, the FCC is allowing internet service providers to put their profits before consumers while controlling what we see, do, and say online,” said Attorney General Underwood.
The coalition includes New York, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia.