In the wake of the FCC vote in favor of repealing net neutrality, one New York State lawmaker has introduced legislation to protect the principles of net neutrality.
Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy is pushing a bill, according Fast Company, that would prohibit state, county and city authorities from doing business with internet companies that engage in anything that was prohibited by the net neutrality rules.
Fahy told Fast Company:
‘If you are going to be a contractor and want to work with New York, then you must meet the principles.’
It’s Fahy’s hope that even through New York couldn’t force internet service providers to uphold net neutrality, it can punish those that do not.
Below are some twitter responses to the introduction of this proposed New York State net neutrality:
The FCC Chairman proposed to eliminate restrictions on major broadband companies and wouldn’t allow states to implement protections of their own. Fahy’s legislation would work, according to her, because it doesn’t dictate rules for internet providers.
In the video below FCC Chairman Ajit Pai explains why he is in support of overturning net neutrality, prior to a vote that ultimately overturned current regulations on December 14, courtesy of CNN:
On December 14 demonstrators held signs and marched against the decision to end net neutrality in Washington, D.C.