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NY attorney general will sue to stop net rules rollback

Dec 19, 2017
Originally published on December 15, 2017 6:10 am

color:#333333">ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general says he'll lead a multi-state lawsuit to stop the rollback of "net neutrality" rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet.

color:#333333">Democrat Eric Schneiderman released a statement announcing the lawsuit after the Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to scrap the Obama-era regulations. He said the rollback will give internet service providers new ways to control what consumers can see, do and say online.

color:#333333">Schneiderman has been investigating fake public comments submitted to the FCC during the net neutrality comment process. He says his analysis shows 2 million comments stole the identities of real Americans, including dead people and children.

color:#333333">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.

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