24 State Attorneys General Sue Over Net Neutrality

Courthouse News reports:

The Federal Communications Commission published its official order repealing net neutrality rules in the Federal Register Thursday, prompting New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to immediately challenge the repeal along with 23 other attorneys general.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a former Verizon attorney appointed by President Donald Trump last year, completed his campaign to repeal the Obama-Era Open Internet Order in December after he and his fellow commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of tossing it.

While the entry of the 284-page rule published into the Federal Register Thursday makes the repeal technically official, the final rule does not go into effect until April 23.

Final or not, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said a petition filed Thursday afternoon is a declaration that he and nearly two dozen of his counterparts in other states believe the rollback of net neutrality is illegal.