Montana Governor Steve Bullock. Photo: James Cooper/Corbis via Getty Images

Montana's Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock on Monday signed an executive order mandating that internet service providers with state government contracts adhere to net neutrality principles.

  • Why it matters: Bullock is the first governor in the country to make such a move a month after the FCC rolled back net neutrality rules.
  • The details: Under the order, a company that has a telecom contract with the state must not block or throttle lawful web content, nor "interfere with users’ ability to select, access, and use broadband internet access service," per a statement from Bullock's office. These practices were prohibited under the net neutrality order the FCC overturned last December.

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