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Gov. Steve Bullock - Protecting Net Neutrality - Please Contact Montana Representative Greg Gianforte

May 18, 2018View for printing

Yesterday, the United States Senate voted to protect a free and open internet and reverse the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) repeal of net neutrality rules.

Back in January, I was the first Governor in the nation to sign an executive order to protect net neutrality in Montana. My order requires that successful recipients of state contracts continue to adhere to internet neutrality principles. The governors of New York, New Jersey, Vermont, Hawaii, and Rhode Island, have since join me in protecting our free and open internet. State legislatures around the country are also considering similar legislation.

You can read my full executive order online HERE ... -122048-023 and share it with others.

A free and open internet is one of our society's great equalizers and I will continue to fight for citizens' access to it. Access to reliable and high-quality internet promotes economic growth, job creation, and the free flow of information.

I am glad states have finally been able to talk some sense into politicians in Washington, D.C. I am pleased at the Senate's step in the right direction yesterday, but now it's up to the House of Representatives to finish the job.

Please contact Montana Representative Greg Gianforte and encourage him to vote to protect a free and open internet by reversing the FCC's repeal of net neutrality.



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