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The concern regarding this executive order, according to one state senator, is that it can be changed at any time by a new chief executive. This prompted lawmakers to propose a bill to make the executive order a permanent law.
"This is the fourth year the bill has been proposed," Sen.
"The executive order mimics language in the bill, which basically says that if you are going to work with the state, you need to follow our net neutrality principles," DiPalma said.
Some of these principles include preventing service providers from blocking lawful content, applications, or services related to network management and prohibiting the impairment of Internet traffic based on content or applications.
Other principles include not engaging in paid prioritization or interfering with a customer's ability to access and use broadband Internet or preventing customers from using other Internet content, applications, services or devices of their choice.
To implement these standards, the state's
"The impetus for this particular bill was the Trump administration allowing net neutrality to die by the wayside," DiPalma said. "Now with the Biden administration, once they get the [
DiPalma expanded on this topic, saying, "net neutrality is a national thing, not a state thing. However, if
"Until this is addressed on a larger scale," DiPalma said, "I plan to stay with this bill until it gets over the goal line, no matter how long it takes."
The challenge, going forward, he said, is getting others to understand the importance of the bill so it can be passed before being overturned.
As of now, the state's current Gov.
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