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New York governor signs executive order protecting net neutrality

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order today vowing to protect and strengthen net neutrality rules, despite the FCC's recent decision to roll back regulations.

Why it matters: New York joins Montana as the only two states to require ISPs to abide by net neutrality rules. But that doesn't mean the executive orders will stand, as the FCC's proposal included a provision that blocks state and city governments from independently maintaining regulations, according to The Verge.