Google, Amazon, Microsoft-backed Internet Association to appeal FCC’s net neutrality decision

FCC
The Internet Association plans to appeal the FCC’s move to overturn the 2015 net neutrality rules. (FCC)

A group known as the Internet Association, which is backed by Google, Microsoft and Amazon, has hatched plans to appeal the FCC’s move to overturn the 2015 net neutrality rules.

The association said that the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order "will gut net neutrality protections for consumers, startups, and other stakeholders.”

Additionally, the group said it would continue to vie for legislation to restore what it calls "strong, enforceable net neutrality protections through a legislative solution.

FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER

Like this story? Subscribe to FierceTelecom!

The Telecom industry is an ever-changing world where big ideas come along daily. Our subscribers rely on FierceTelecom as their must-read source for the latest news, analysis and data on the intersection of telecom and media. Sign up today to get telecom news and updates delivered to your inbox and read on the go.

RELATED:  FCC overturns current net neutrality rules amid commission, industry group protest

IA’s announcement follows the publication of the full text of the new net neutrality decision by the FCC. The measures were approved by the FCC during its mid-December monthly meeting.

The IA is hardly alone. After the FCC repealed the 2015 rules, opponents have been gearing up legal arguments.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced he was leading a multistate lawsuit to halt the new net neutrality rules.

New York’s AG joined other lawmakers in calling for a delay of the vote as his office investigated fraud during the FCC open comment period, which he said resulted in more than 2 million Americans having their identities stolen. Schneiderman’s office revealed in its latest analysis that this figure included 100,000 comments per state from New York, Florida, Texas and California.