Statement

Statement of Attorney General Josh Shapiro on FCC Vote to Rollback Net Neutrality

December 14, 2017 | Topic: Rights

Statement of Attorney General Josh Shapiro on FCC Vote to Rollback Net Neutrality

12/14/2017

“The vote by the Federal Communications Commission to gut Net Neutrality could end the Internet as we know it.  The FCC action undermines free speech and is bad for consumers and business—especially startups and small businesses.

With 17 of my colleague Attorneys General, I called on the FCC to delay today’s vote, to allow state and federal investigations to continue into the more than 1 million fake comments that were sent to the FCC about net neutrality. This huge number includes tens of thousands of fake comments issued under the names of real Pennsylvanians. The theft of someone’s voice in our democracy cannot stand, and we must first get to the bottom of this massive identity theft.

I plan to take legal action to protect Net Neutrality and believe the FCC’s decision will face serious legal challenges.

Visit badcomments.attorneygeneral.gov to look and see if your name was used fraudulently to influence the FCC’s process. We will investigate all reports made through this site and this information may be important to future legal action.”

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