FCC Sued in Effort to Overturn Net Neutrality Decision

A number of companies and state attorneys general have filed suit against the FCC in efforts to overturn the “Restoring Internet Freedom” decision made in December. This decision rolled back the Net Neutrality rules that regulated how Internet Service Providers (ISPs) handled the web traffic on their network. On February 22nd 2018, the FCC published the repeal into the Federal Register, a process that “open[s]┬áthe floodgates to lawsuits and started the clock on a congressional effort to undo the FCC’s decision” (via Axios). Mozilla Corp, Vimeo, Public Knowledge, and the Open Technology Institute were joined by more than 20 states in the battle to restore Net Neutrality.

“The cases are Mozilla Corp. v. Federal Communications Commission, 18-1051, Vimeo Inc. v. Federal Communications Commission, 18-1052, Public Knowledge v. Federal Communications Commission, 18-1053, Open Technology Institute v. Federal Communications Commission, 18-1054 and State of New York v. Federal Communications Commission, 18-1055, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (Washington)” (via Bloomberg News).