USA: More states to adopt net neutrality rules
Following a trend that started after the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal net neutrality rules last December, more states have taken measures to protect net neutrality. In Hawaii, the governor signed an executive order directing state institutions to only offer contracts for Internet-related services to providers who agree to respect net neutrality principles. A similar order was announced by the governor of New Jersey. In Vermont, the State Senate voted for a bill establishing certain net neutrality requirements that telecom providers with state contracts must meet; the bill is now to be discussed by the House of Representatives. The same thing took place in California, where the Senate passed a net neutrality bill which also needs to be reviewed by the State Assembly.