Advertisement

MN Attorney General to Sue Over Internet Changes

MN to join lawsuit over 'net neutrality' rules MN to join lawsuit over 'net neutrality' rules |  Photo: WDIO/MGN

December 26, 2017 12:11 PM

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson plans to join a multi-state lawsuit challenging the federal government's repeal of "net neutrality" rules.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

Swanson told supporters in an email that she and other attorneys general would sue over the Federal Communications Commission's recent decision to roll back Obama-era rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet.

Minnesota Public Radio reports Swanson, a Democrat, says repealing net neutrality would have a detrimental effect on consumer protection and may influence how internet users access political content.

Service providers have argued the rules were heavy-handed. They contend they don't intend to block, slow down or prioritize web traffic as a result of the repeal. Ben Wogsland, a spokesman for Swanson, said the lawsuit can't be filed until the rule change is published in the Federal Register.


WDIO

Copyright 2017 WDIO-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved

Advertisement
Advertisement
Relay Media Amp

Prosecutors Plan Thursday Announcement about Prince Death

Younkers, Herberger's Closing: What's the Affect on Northland Malls

Phifer Won't Run in 8th District Primary

UMD Hockey Celebrate Win At Capitol

BWCA School Trust Lands Dispute Moves Closer to Resolution

Wife of Distracted Driving Victim Urges Approval of 'Hands Free' Bill

Advertisement