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Saturday January 13, 2018

States Push Back after Net Neutrality Repeal

Despite the repeal of net neutrality, a number of states are introducing legislation forbidding internet providers from blocking or slowing down websites. Lawmakers from California, New York, and other participating states are hoping that their actions will catch on so consumer choice can be protected.

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Many similar efforts by states to restore broadband privacy rules that Congress repealed last year have stalled or been scrapped. And any such state law could be challenged in courts. The Federal Communications Commission’s new order, which rolled back rules passed in 2015, blocks state and city governments from creating their own net neutrality laws.