Net Neutrality and Congress

In the wake of the FCC’s net neutrality repeal late last year, the hottest thing to do as a Democratic state legislator has been to introduce state-level net neutrality bills. Depending on which state you look at, the bills either ban anti-net-neutrality practices outright (unlikely to stand up to legal challenge), or simply prevent the state government from giving any contracts to companies that engage in anti-net-neutrality behavior.

In either case, the outcome of many of these bills being passed would be terrible for the telecoms companies. Not only would it hamper their efforts to charge consumers more or selectively favor services, it would also mean a horrible patchwork of regulations nationwide, and the only people that excites are lawyers.

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Of course AT&T and Verizon will ‘aggressively challenge’ any state net neutrality laws originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 27 Mar 2018 at 23:34:38 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.