New York Gov signs executive order to keep net neutrality rules after the FCC’s repeal

Gov Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) said he has signed an executive order that would require internet service providers with state contracts to abide by network neutrality rules, even though the Federal Communications Commission recently voted to repeal those rules.  The new policy aims to protect consumers by using the state's lucrative information technology contracts as leverage over internet companies. It's similar to one enacted through executive order Jan 22 by Gov Steve Bullock (D-MT) and comes as states consider how to respond to the FCC repeal. 

"The FCC's dangerous ruling goes against the core values of our democracy, and New York will do everything in our power to protect net neutrality and the free exchange of ideas," said Gov Cuomo.


New York Gov signs executive order to keep net neutrality rules after the FCC’s repeal Executive Order NY Decrees Net Neutrality for Web Firms With State Contracts (New York Times) Cuomo signs executive order protecting net neutrality in New York (The Hill)