February 16, 2018

Vermont joins net neutrality drive

Vermont Digger - Gov. Phil Scott signed an executive order that would require state bodies to uphold net neutrality protection when contracting internet service providers, effective April 1.

The House and Senate recently proposed bills to push back against the Federal Communication Commission’s December decision to repeal Obama-era net-neutrality rules — a highly controversial move in line with President Donald Trump’s focus on deregulation.

The governor’s order directs the Agency of Administration to amend its procedures to ensure that internet providers who contract with the state comply with net neutrality standards, according to a news release from the Scott administration.

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