The states are stepping in to do what the lobbyists and Washington bureaucrats won’t do: protect the consumer. New Jersey on Monday became the latest state to implement its own net neutrality rules following the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of the Obama-era consumer protections. Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed an executive order prohibiting all internet service providers that do business with the state from blocking, throttling, or favoring web content.
“We may not agree with everything we see online, but that does not give us a justifiable reason to block the free, uninterrupted, and indiscriminate flow of information,” Murphy said in a statement. “And, it certainly doesn’t give certain companies or individuals a right to pay their way to the front of the line.
Details may be found in an article by Harper Neidig in The Hill at: http://bit.ly/2nL37h3.
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