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A month after the Federal Communications Commission’s openly criticized decision to essentially kill net neutrality, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wastes no time in signing an executive order to protect net neutrality in the state of New York.

The order states that the internet is “an essential service that should be available to all New Yorkers”.

Cuomo went on to direct New York’s government not to enter into contracts with internet service providers unless those providers are committed to upholding net neutrality rules and keeping equal access to the internet.


“The FCC’s dangerous ruling goes against the core values of our democracy, and New York will do everything in our power to protect net neutrality and the free exchange of ideas,” Cuomo said in a statement on Twitter.

Peep the tweets below.