Maine governor signs net neutrality law

Another state in the USA is adopting its own net neutrality rules, as Maine Governor Janet Mills signs a net neutrality bill. According to the law, ‘a state entity may not commit state funds to an Internet service provider (ISP) unless the ISP agrees on providing net neutral services. A net neutral service means a fixed or mobile Internet service that is provided without blocking lawful content, applications, services or devices; throttling; or paid prioritisation. In a statement, Mills said that hopes ‘net neutrality will be fully restored in federal law, but in the meantime’ […] welcomes ‘this new law as a positive step forward for Maine and as a sign that we will protect a free and open internet for Maine people’.