California net neutrality bill that AT&T hates is coming to New York, too
A California bill that would impose the nation's strictest state net neutrality law is being replicated in the New York state legislature.
In CA, the bill was approved in April by two Senate committees despite protest from AT&T and cable lobbyists, and it needs to go through one more committee before getting a vote of the full state Senate. May 1, a lawmaker in NY said he has teamed up with the CA bill's author to introduce an equivalent bill in the NY legislature. The "bicoastal effort to restore the rights of an open and free Internet through net neutrality legislation" would cover nearly one-fifth of the American population if both states enact the proposed law, the CA and NY state senators said. The bills would replicate the US-wide bans on blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization that were implemented by the Federal Communications Commission in 2015, and they would go beyond the FCC rules with a ban on paid data-cap exemptions.
California net neutrality bill that AT&T hates is coming to New York, too CA Sen Wiener and NY Sen Hoylman Announce Bicoastal Effort to Restore Net Neutrality (read statement)