A majority U.S. states are now actively protesting the repeal net neutrality, in one form or another.
(A larger version this map can be viewed here, or simply by clicking the map above. This is based on all the information we’ve compiled, but if you have any updates or corrections, please let us know in the comments below or by emailing us at email protected])
More than 30 states are in some form protest against the FCC’s repeal net neutrality provisions. And that doesn’t include a just-formed group mayors who are pledging not to do business with any company that doesn’t follow net neutrality provisions.
Here’s a breakdown every level net neutrality pushback, and the states that are employing them. Please note that several states are using multiple methods to combat the FCC — for those, we’ve just used stripes to signify the multiple types.
Full law protecting net neutrality signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on March 5th.
Currently awaiting signature state governor Kate Brown.
States: California, Vermont, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Colorado, Alaska, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Virginia have all introduced bills to protect net neutrality.
In some states, like California, those bills are highly likely to become law.
States: Montana, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, and Hawaii governors have issued such orders.
A total 23 different state attorneys general have filed suit against Trump’s FCC to restore net neutrality, including the District Columbia. They are: New York, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, District Columbia.
More than 114 municipalities in Colorado have voted to allow taxpayer-funded ISPs. Some municipalities, like Fort Collins, CO, have successfully created their own networks with net neutrality and drastically lower pricing.
Already, 12 different mayors have joined this cause (more on that here).
Also, thanks to Fight for the Future for helping us track specific state bills. Please check back for continued updates.
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