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Court rules New York ISPs must offer discounted broadband service

April 29, 2024

A federal appeals court in New York ruled Friday that the state can begin enforcing a law requiring internet service providers to offer heavily discounted broadband services to low-income customers.

The law, New York’s Affordable Broadband Act, was approved by state lawmakers in 2021 and forces internet companies to offer broadband services to low-income households for as low as $15 a month. The law was blocked by a lower court just days before the policy was slated to go into effect.

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