To start off 2018 the Republican lead FCC desired to vote on repealing Net Neutrality rules put in place by the Obama administration to treat the Internet as a utility. By repealing Net Neutrality the FCC is giving ISPs more power to regulate themselves, which has never worked.
New Jersey has become the third state to enact its own Net Neutrality rules since the FCCs vote in January. On Monday, Governor Phil Murphy signing an executive order mandating that ISPs follow net neutrality rules if they want to do business with state agencies.
ISPs doing business with the state would not be allowed to block or throttle lawful Internet traffic for any consumer in New Jersey. Paid prioritization will also be off-limits.
The order will apply to ISPs that accept state contracts on or after July 1 of this year.