By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 12-19-19

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing net neutrality legislation that will essentially restore, on a statewide level, the net neutrality rules eliminated in the 2017 Restoring Internet Freedom order.  California passed a similar law in the wake of the FCC’s ISP deregulation.

The Cuomo bill, which is a part of the governor’s State of the State Agenda unveiled Thursday (Dec. 19), would prevent blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization.  In addition it would prohibit zero rating, which the FCC has never banned.  It would also give consumers a private right of action (civil suits) for net neutrality violations.

The law would also codify Cuomo’s 2018 executive order that put net neutrality provisions in state contracts for broadband service.  » Read More