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ISPs strike deal with Vermont to suspend state net neutrality law

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/03/isps-strike-deal-with-vermont-to-suspend-state-net-neutrality-law/
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Mar 15, 2019 12:53 PM 1+ week ago

Vermont and ISPs agree to delay law until judges rule on FCC repeal.

The state of Vermont has agreed to suspend enforcement of its net neutrality law pending the outcome of a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission.

In October, the nation's largest broadband industry lobby groups sued Vermont in a US District Court to stop a state law that requires ISPs to follow net neutrality principles in order to qualify for government contracts. But the lobby groups and state agreed to delay litigation and enforcement of the Vermont law in a deal that they detailed in a joint court filing yesterday. The lawsuit against Vermont was filed by mobile industry lobby CTIA, cable industry lobby NCTA, telco lobby USTelecom, the New England Cable & Telecommunications Association, and the American Cable Association (ACA).

The delay will remain in place until after a final decision in the lawsuit seeking to reverse the FCC's net neutrality repeal and the FCC's preemption of state ...

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