New Net Neutrality Legislation Passes New York State Assembly

At the same time that the New York state legislature debates a bill that would give New Yorkers the toughest online privacy protections of any state, as reported, the state continued this week to lead the way in safeguards for internet users. On Wednesday, the state passed a net neutrality bill that would bring the same type of open internet rules to New York that were repealed on the federal level by the Federal Communications Commission last year.

Though, in repealing the Obama-era net neutrality rules, the FCC said that it simply has no authority to regulate the internet, as Wired Magazine noted, the FCC also claims that it does have the power to stop states from putting their own net neutrality rules in place. 

The FCC has sued to stop California from putting its own net neutrality bill in place, as reported. But last year, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order requiring that online service providers who have any state contracts must abide by new neutrality rules.

The new bill, A2432, passed the Assembly by an 84-34 vote. A companion bill is still under consideration by the state’s Senate.

“Free and open access to the internet is critical to our small businesses and furthering innovation in the creative economy, as well as our education and library system,” Democrat Patricia Fahy, a cosponsor of the net neutrality bill, said, as quoted by The Daily Dot.

The bill requires any state or municipal agency, including libraries, to contract with internet providers who adhere to net neutrality standards—and also authorizes the state to cancel contracts with any ISP that fails to follow net neutrality rules, so there is no “grandfather clause” in the new legislation.

New York appears to be going full speed ahead with its net neutrality legislation, even though California and Vermont, which also put its own net neutrality rules in place last year, have put their net neutrality legislation on hold until a court decides the validity of the FCC repeal.  

Photo By Slowking4 / Wikimedia Commons


Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Copyright 2019 Adult Talent List

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

Decline all Services
Accept all Services

Log in with your credentials


Forgot your details?

Create Account