More than 20 states sue to stop FCC's net neutrality repeal


Net neutrality proponents' rage towards the regulation's repeal has reached risky new heights; FCC chairman Ajit Pai his appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January reportedly due to death threats. Then it would need to pass the House, where rules give Republican leadership tighter control and passage seems unlikely.

The resolution reportedly has the support of all 49 Democratic senators along with one Republican, Sen.

"In other words, this is a purely procedural move, and we would not object if all early-filed petitions were held in abeyance by the FCC and the lottery is conducted based only on challenges filed after Federal Register publication".

The AG said the repeal of net neutrality would have dire consequences for consumers and businesses in NY and across the country that rely on a free and open internet - allowing internet service providers to block certain content, charge consumers more to access certain sites, and throttle or slow the quality of content from content providers that don't pay more. The rule is not expected to take effect for several months, but soon after that vote, state attorneys general pledged to sue the commission.

The measure can pass the Senate with a simple majority.

But that effort to enact a congressional resolution of disapproval faces an uphill battle in the Republican-controlled House and a near-certain veto by President Trump.

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More: Net neutrality rules threaten to rewind the Internet back to 2014.

The FCC's "Restoring Internet Freedom Order" passed in December and repealed the agency's net neutrality order. Citrix products and services can help both function efficiently in a post-Net Neutrality world.

In California, one bill would forbid companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from blocking, limiting or interfering with customers' internet service.

They argued the tougher oversight led to reduced investment in broadband networks - a point net neutrality supporters dispute.

State lawmakers have also introduced bills in Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Washington, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, which tracks state bills.