ISPs Move to Block Vermont Net Neutrality Law
Five industry groups representing providers including AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc filed a lawsuit against the state of Vermont to block a law that would prevent companies that do not comply with net neutrality laws from receiving state contracts.
The lawsuit says that states cannot regulate “indirectly through their spending, procurement, or other commercial powers what they are forbidden from regulating directly.”
Last September the US Justice Department also filed its own lawsuit to block California’s law which will come into force on Jan. 1. The case will be heard this coming November 28.