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Defying the FCC, N.Y’s governor signs executive order on net neutrality

Source: Brian Fung, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

The state of New York became the second state to put itself on a collision course with federal officials as its governor, Andrew M. Cuomo, signed an executive order Wednesday designed to flout the Federal Communications Commission's recent decision to repeal its net neutrality rules.

The orders require state officials to purchase Internet service only from broadband companies that abide by the principles of net neutrality. Net neutrality is the concept that all websites, small and large, should be treated equally by Internet providers and should not be arbitrarily sped up or slowed down — particularly in exchange for money.

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