N.Y. Attorney General sues FCC over net neutrality rollback

Posted at 4:03 PM, Jan 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-16 16:03:50-05

New York's Attorney General is among 22 attorneys general suing the Federal Communications Commission federal government, to stop the rollback of net neutrality.

According to a statement from Eric Schneiderman's office, Schneiderman is leading the lawsuit. In the statement, Schneiderman is quoted as calling the repeal of net neutrality, "a disaster for New York consumers and businesses, and for everyone who cares about a free and open internet."

Schneiderman argues a repeal would allow internet service providers to block certain content, charge consumers more to access certain sites, and slow the quality of content from content providers that don’t pay more.

Still, many internet service providers have come out to say they're voluntarily committed to not blocking or slowing internet access. They have said the need for business will keep them honest.