New Jersey Introduces Its Own Net Neutrality Rules

Gov's order seeks to maintain net neutrality

The order signed by Murphy, a Democrat, is a direct response to the Federal Communications Commission's recent decision to rescind net neutrality rules imposed under former President Barack Obama.

Governor Murphy's Executive Order will make New Jersey the third state -along with NY and Montana-to mandate that ISPs adhere to net neutrality rules or lose the ability to contract in state.

The order requires that any Internet service provider that contracts with the state can not block legal content, "throttle, impair or degrade" Internet traffic, or engage in paid prioritization. This means providers of broadband will not be allowed to throttle traffic or to create fast lanes on the internet. Although the order can only cover some ISPs, it can also benefit ordinary customers, as long as they're subscribed to a provider that does business with the government.

The end of net neutrality gives rise to legitimate concerns. "Many, if not most, if not all we've spoken to have said they would adhere as a sort of matter of honor to net neutrality".

"An open internet is critically important to our people and our economy, connecting us to the rest of the world, increasing our commerce, fostering innovation, and adding to our economic growth", said Ige in a news release. Proponents of net neutrality argue it is necessary to maintain a fair marketplace for internet businesses. Last December, the FCC voted 3-2 to repeal those rules.

Murphy became the third governor to sign an executive order that requires ISPs with state contracts to follow net neutrality rules.

In voting with the majority to repeal the classification, FCC chairman Ajit Pai called the 2015 action "heavy-handed regulation" that negatively impacted investment in internet infrastructure.

The lawsuit was filed in January by the attorneys general of New York, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia.



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