Right after Ajit Pai’s FCC released the text of its order to strip net neutrality protections, the Internet Association, a lobbying group that represents the largest tech companies in the world has decided to come forward to take legal action. The Internet Association represents companies like Twitter, Google, Facebook, Amazon, and many other big companies.
The Internet Association will join an existing lawsuits as an intervening party. This will allow the group to file arguments against the FCC. “The final version of Chairman Pai’s rule, as expected, dismantles popular net neutrality protections for consumers,” said the group’s CEO Michael Beckerman in a statement.
“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.”
Unfortunately though, it will be a little while before this happens. As noted by Recode, any lawsuit will have to wait until the order is published in the Federal Register. Until then, the fight to preserve net neutrality is ramping up.