18 attorneys general ask the FCC to delay net neutrality repeal vote

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In a letter sent to the Federal Communications Commission , 18 attorneys general from around the country called on the agency to delay the Dec 14 vote on a repeal of net neutrality protections. The 11th-hour letter, sent by the Oregon attorney general and signed by representatives of 17 states and DC, follows a high-profile press conference from the New York attorney general, who said the FCC had declined to investigate net neutrality comments posted under stolen identities. “As state Attorneys General, many of our offices have received complaints from consumers indicating their distress over their names being used in such a manner,” the attorneys general write. “While we will investigate these consumer complaints through our normal processes, we urge the Commission to take immediate action and to cooperate with law enforcement investigations.” The letter requests an “immediate delay” so investigations can be conducted. “While not all of us may agree on any given policy, we stand together today as prosecutors of fraud and as defenders of the democratic process,” the letter concludes. “It is essential that the Commission gets a full and accurate picture of how changes to net neutrality will affect the everyday lives of Americans before they can act on such sweeping policy changes.”


18 attorneys general ask the FCC to delay net neutrality repeal vote