by Countable | 1.25.18
UPDATE - January 25, 2017:
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) signed an executive order that prevents internet service providers (ISPs) with state contracts from blocking content or charging more for faster delivery of websites.
The move follows a similar executive order this week by Montana's governor.
The internet must be free and open to all. Today I signed an executive order to protect #NetNeutrality in New York State.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 25, 2018
Read Countable's original story, on Montana, below.
Montana Governor Steve Bullock (D) signed an executive order that prevents ISPS with state contracts from blocking content or charging more for faster delivery of websites.
In December, the Federal Communications Commission voted to dismantle net neutrality regulations, allowing internet providers to speed up – or slow down – access to apps and websites.
Gov. Bullock’s executive order makes Montana the first state to reverse the FCC decision.
In a statement, the governor said:
“When the FCC repealed its net neutrality rules, it said consumers should choose. The State of Montana is one of the biggest consumers of internet services in our state. Today we’re making our choice clear: we want net neutrality.”
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Perfect, now 48 states and DC to go! Thanks Montana and New York for leading the way. #saveNetNeutrality
Thank you Governor Bullock!!
Montana is the example here! Save net neutrality
It’s time for local and state administrations to make up for the incompetence at the federal level.
A perfect answer to an authoritarian imposition.
THREE CHEERS FOR MONTANA !!!!!
I’m a republican with common sense. Though I think that the Plutocracy of Silicon Valley should be regulated, repealing net neutrality isn’t the way to do it.
I strongly support net neutrality and a major majority of your constituents do also so support your constituents interests and not your own
Thanks to Governor Bullock he has reversed the FCCs net neutrality mandate for the state of Montana. Now it’s up to congress to do the same on a federal level.
Vast majority of Americans want net neutrality- it’s not even close. Now ask yourselves: What kind of people pushed to kill net neutrality? What political party do they represent? Hmmm?
I just changed my voter registration from Republican to Independent. If you want my vote, reverse the FCC decision immediately. Not doing so WILL harm millions of small businesses like mine and we will vote you out so fast your head will spin. My vote is more tied to proper implementation of internet freedom (because of the implications to all other modern freedoms) than immigration, economy, health care, military or foreign policy combined. Get it done or you’re fired.
Montana did what the rest of US should do. We demand net neutrality!
It’s amazing how many morons are praising the implementation of something they know dick about. Yeah, let’s institute a government takeover of the internet, because they manage everything else so well. The government won’t abuse its power over the internet like the eeeevil corporations. They will “force” everyone to be equal. (can you hear the sarcasm in my voice). What was the first thing the prior administration did after instituting Net ‘Neutrality’? Go after Zero Rating. Yes, the service providers giving away free access! YEAH, KEEP BEING USEFUL IDIOTS UNTIL WE ALL LIVE IN ORWELLS NOVEL. YA MORONS!
Please also implement this in Florida
Bad move. Watch prices go up and free competition disappear with less options available in this State.
I want net neutrality! I think it’s very important for anyone to be able to access whatever information the internet can provide without having to be rich!
Fair and free internet should be an essential human right for the proliferation of critical thought and education on a global level. When access to information becomes limited and a commodity rather than a necessity, a systemic problem is initiated that will hurt the poor and less privileged the hardest and most disproportionately. The public deserves open access knowledge to better themselves and their community disallowing the few to control the lens through which they see the world.
Thanks Montana for taking the lead!