Left, Right, and Tech Come Out Against Net Neutrality Vote

Lawsuits, legislation already planned to save net neutrality
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 14, 2017 3:20 PM CST
After a meeting voting to end net neutrality, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai answers questions from reporters, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(Newser) – That didn't take long. Within minutes of the FCC voting 3-2 to kill Obama-era net neutrality rules, New York Attorney General Eric Schnedierman had announced plans to file a multi-state lawsuit over the decision, which he claims is illegal, Quartz reports. And he wasn't alone. Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson also announced plans to sue. “Allowing internet service providers to discriminate based on content undermines a free and open internet,” he said. Here's what else you need to know as the country reacts to Thursday's FCC vote:

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