Carlucci & Advocates Call For Passage of Net Neutrality Legislation

March 06, 2019

(Albany, NY) Assemblymember Patricia Fahy (D-Albany) and Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) called for the passage of their Net Neutrality legislation (A.2432/S.3663) in the wake of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) rollback of the Obama-era policy. Net neutrality rules ensure that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) do not block or slow down website traffic if a website is not paying more for prioritization. The repeal went into place in December of 2017. Now, telecommunications operators like AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast who said scrapping net neutrality rules would allow them to invest more in their networks are investing less, according to the Financial Times, who looked at the companies’ recent earning reports.