New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman said he would organize a lawsuit involving many states, and the details were not disclosed. The attorney general called FCC's decision today as "illegal retreat" and said it was an early "Christmas gift" for those big communications companies.
In the past 7 months, Schneiderman and others have investigated the problem of network neutrality comment fraud. Finally, they found that 2 million of the comments were not from themselves. Their identity was illegally appropriated.
Bob Ferguson, the Washington state attorney general, also announced a decision to prosecute FCC with Schneiderman and other prosecutors. He says they have "strong legal arguments" and the government is likely to fail to comply with the relevant laws and regulations in this vote.
Officials from Santa Clara in California also filed a lawsuit against the decision of the FCC.
New York Senator Scott Wiener announced that it would introduce a bill that would allow the state to have its own network neutrality regulations.
Mike Coffman, a Republican congressman, said in Twitter that he would submit a network neutrality bill. He was the first Republican to ask FCC to delay the abolition of Internet neutrality. Coffman says the final vote results will bring unexpected negative results.
Senator Bernie Sanders issued an official statement. In a statement, the Internet will be sold to the highest bidder, he said in a statement. Senator Brian Schatz also made a statement expressing opposition to the abolition of network neutrality. All two members of Parliament support Senator Ed Markey's congressional review bill, which will be able to revoke the results of FCC's vote.
Even Marsha Blackburn, a Republican who has previously supported Ajit Pai and FCC, is now opposed to the latest vote.
The former FCC chairman, Tom Wheeler, published an article on Brookings Institue, saying the abolition of network neutrality policy is a sort of clearance for network companies.
In view of the people's dissatisfaction with the present FCC, it is believed that it will face more litigation and legislative proposals in the coming days.