Netflix continues to stand up to the FCC over Net Neutrality.
There was a lot of crazy things that popped off in 2017 but one thing that was particular problematic was the FCC's repeal over Net Neutrality laws. With the newly passed law, the Federal Communications Commission has much more control over how we, the public, use the Internet. Of course, this not only upset consumers but Internet based companies as well. Many of them have made a stand against the FCC's decision and now, it looks like some major Internet sites are looking to take their decision to court.
Netflix was one of the many companies to vocally take a stand against the FCC's decision to repeal Net Neutrality. Today, they announced on Twitter their plans to take them to court. "In 2018, the Internet is united in defense of #NetNeutrality. As for the FCC, we will see you in court.," they tweeted from their account.
The tweet was in response to the Internet Association's tweet announcing their plans to "intervene in judicial action to preserve net neutrality protections." The Internet Association is the biggest lobbyist for some of the most prominent Internet companies such as Google, Amazon and Facebook, among others. In a statement, the President and CEO of Internet Association, Michael Beckerman, said, "This rule defies the will of a bipartisan majority of Americans and fails to preserve a free and open internet. IA intends to act as an intervenor in judicial action against this order and, along with our member companies, will continue our push to restore strong, enforceable net neutrality protections through a legislative solution."
However, IA won't be filing the lawsuits themselves, according to Recode. Instead, they will help other companies in their battle against the FCC's decision. As of now, lawsuits that are getting ready to challenge the FCC's repeal of net neutrality must wait until Chairman Ajit Pai's registers their decision in the Federal Register.