Senate passes bill to restore net neutrality in Connecticut
2018-05-05, 07:33 PM,
The state Senate brought back by a single vote Friday a bill intended to restore Connecticut’s ability to prohibit internet service providers from blocking websites or charging them for faster delivery of their content.

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman cast the vote that broke an 18-18 party-line tie, sending the measure to the House for consideration.

The bill, which was initially killed in committee through a procedural tactic, is a response to action by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) scrapping former President Barack Obama’s net neutrality regulations last year. Washington state and Oregon already have passed their own net neutrality laws forbidding providers to block or throttle content.

Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, said an open internet is good for Connecticut’s businesses, students and consumers, and stressed the measure isn’t a partisan issue.

“I think rolling back the net-neutrality principles was a dangerous rollback by the Trump administration,” Duff said. “It was something that really was not warranted and unfortunately created a lot of chaos and concern amongst people all across the country.”

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2018-05-05, 07:37 PM,
I think this is great. hope more states pass legislation for this.
2018-05-05, 07:46 PM,
Now waiting for the rest of the country.
2018-05-05, 07:52 PM,
I am not familiar with US states, but is it the only state that has net neutrality now?
2018-05-05, 08:01 PM,
Okay now, do this but for the other 49 states!
2018-05-05, 09:09 PM,
This should be done everywhere.
2018-05-05, 09:55 PM,
(2018-05-05, 07:52 PM)PHPMaster Wrote: I am not familiar with US states, but is it the only state that has net neutrality now?

No, the first state was Washington.
2018-05-05, 10:59 PM,
This is the best news :)
2018-05-05, 11:05 PM,
Congratulations for Connecticut.
Other US states, learn from Connecticut. :)
2018-05-05, 11:36 PM,
Keep going, keep going! Nice.

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