The Federal Communications Commission has voted to rollback protections on the internet that was introduced during the Obama Administration. It’s called net neutrality, and the issue has triggered a wave of angry and bewildered people from coast to coast. On the heels of Thursday’s FCC vote, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he’s ready to fight.
In a video posted online shortly after the vote, Schneiderman called the decision an early Christmas gift to telecom companies. Schneiderman says New Yorkers deserve a free and open internet, and that’s where he plans on stepping in.
The FCC’s deregulation of the internet means what you watch online, or websites you visit, could be slowed down or eliminated entirely if telecom companies aren’t happy with the content.