N.Y. Attorney General Issues Subpoenas in Probe of Net Neutrality Comments

The New York attorney general subpoenaed more than a dozen telecommunications trade groups, lobbying contractors and Washington advocacy organizations, seeking to determine whether the groups sought to sway a critical federal decision on Internet regulation last year by submitting millions of fraudulent public comments, according to a person with knowledge of the investigation. Some of the groups played a highly public role in last year’s battle, when the Republican-appointed majority on the Federal Communications Commission voted to revoke a regulation issued under President Barack Obama that classified Internet service providers as public utilities.