Washington AG Appeals FCC Net Neutrality Decision
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson sometimes sides with issues we don't agree with, but we're with him on this one. The issue of net neutrality.
In short, to refresh, according to google dictionary and other sources, this is what it is:
"...the principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites."
Now that's a pretty simple explanation, but that's what at the core of this issue. Ferguson Tuesday filed a petition, joining 21 other Attorneys General from other states in appealing against the FCC decision.
Ferguson says the FCC action would prevent states from taking legal against against internet service providers if they perform illegal actions against consumers. According to Ferguson's release:
On December 14, the FCC voted to rescind rules that prevented internet service providers, such as Comcast and Century Link, from discriminating based on content.
The 21 officials have joined with others in asking the courts to block or overturn the FCC vote, which would help provide more time to find ways to re-enact net neutrality policies.