NEW YORK – New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit on Tuesday attempting to block the Federal Communication Commission’s rollback of Net Neutrality.
Schneiderman, along with 22 other states filed a petition in the United States Court of Appeals.
In a video released on his website, the AG asked for the public’s help to fight the FCC’s decision.
“An open internet – and the free exchange of ideas it allows – is critical to our democratic process,” Schneiderman said in a statement.
“The repeal of net neutrality would turn internet service providers into gatekeepers – allowing them to put profits over consumers while controlling what we see, what we do, and what we say online,”Schneiderman said. “This would be a disaster for New York consumers and businesses, and for everyone who cares about a free and open internet.”
Back in December, Schneiderman vowed to sue the FCC on the same they they issued a rollback of the Obama era regulation.
Without net neutrality, U.S. internet service providers could create bundles of various internet services at different prices, or slow down video traffic from rival services.