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AG Denn, Sens. Carper & Coons move to stop rollback of net neutrality

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The First State has joined a lawsuit to stop the rollback of net neutrality.

Attorney General Matt Denn announced Tuesday Delaware has joined 20 other states and the District of Columbia in taking the Federal Communications Commission to court over its recent vote to repeal the net neutrality rule.

The rule required internet service providers to allow equal access to content without favoring or blocking products or websites.

Opponents of the decision say repealing net neutrality could lead to higher prices for consumers, slower internet traffic, and even blocked websites.

Denn argues the move would be bad for consumers and businesses


“The free and open internet has become a backbone to the way our people, our business and our society work, learn and live,” Denn said in a statement. "The FCC not only made the wrong decision, they made it in a flawed way."


The case will go before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit for review. That court upheld the rule in 2016.

Delaware’s Congressional delegation is also moving to overturn the FCC’s net neutrality decision.

Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons have joined 48 of their Senate colleagues in this week in supporting legislation to overturn the FCC’s recent vote under the Congressional Review Act.

Kelli Steele has over 30 years of experience covering news in Delaware, Baltimore, Winchester, Virginia, Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California.
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