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Colorado Governor Signs Net Neutrality Bill into Law

May 17, 2019, 9:59 PM

Internet service providers in Colorado must abide by net neutrality standards if they want to get taxpayer dollars to build telecommunications infrastructure, under a bill Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) signed into law May 17.

The new law bars ISPs from receiving state funding if they discriminate as to who gets fast internet and who doesn’t, according to Sen. Kerry Donovan (D), the bill’s chief sponsor.

Colorado’s Public Utilities Commission administers a High Cost Support Mechanism surcharge to all providers of intrastate telecommunications service. A portion of HCSM revenue each year is distributed for state broadband deployment grants. ISPs would...

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