Fight continues to reverse rollback on Net Neutrality in federal court

Fight continues to reverse rollback on Net Neutrality in federal court
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear oral arguments on the case Friday, Feb. 1. (Source: Gray News)

FRANKFORT, KY (KFVS) - The fight by 23 State’s Attorney Generals to reverse the FCC’s 2017 rollback of Broadband Protections or Net Neutrality is moving forward.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear oral arguments on the case Friday, Feb. 1.

The FCC filed a motion to postpone the court date due to the current government shutdown.

The federal appeals court denied the motion.

According to Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office, the panel of three federal judges said in its order on Thursday, Jan. 17 that “upon consideration of the motion to postpone oral arguments in light of the lapse of appropriations….it is ordered that the motion is denied.”

Former Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan also participated in the the lawsuit to repeal the FCC’s rollback of Net Neutrality.

Missouri, Arkansas and Tennessee are not part of the suit.

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