A majority of U.S. states are now actively protesting the repeal of net neutrality, in one form or another.
(A larger version of this map can be viewed here, or simply by clicking the map above. This is based on all of the information we’ve compiled, but things are changing daily. So if you have any updates or corrections, please let us know in the comments below or by emailing us at [email protected])
More than 30 states are in some form of protest against the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality provisions. And that doesn’t include a just-formed group of mayors who are pledging not to do business with any company that doesn’t follow net neutrality provisions.
Here’s a breakdown of every level of net neutrality pushback, and the states that are employing them. Please note that several states are using multiple methods to combat the FCC — for those, we’ve just used stripes to signify the multiple types.
Black = State law passed protecting net neutrality.
Full law protecting net neutrality signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on March 5th.
Dark gray = State net neutrality bill passed both state House and Senate; awaiting governor approval
Currently awaiting signature of state governor Kate Brown.
Light blue = State net neutrality bill introduced into legislature.
States: California, Vermont, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Colorado, Alaska, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Virginia have all introduced bills to protect net neutrality.
In some states, like California, those bills are highly likely to become law. As of March 15th, California has a net neutrality bill that successfully passed the House, and a Senate bill that is regarded as the toughest proposed state bill yet.
Orange = Executive Order signed by state governor preventing any company that isn’t compliant with net neutrality from doing business with state agencies.
States: Montana, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, and Hawaii governors have issued such orders.
Light Brown = State attorneys general suing the FCC over net neutrality repeals
A total of 23 different state attorneys general have filed suit against Trump’s FCC to restore net neutrality, including the District of Columbia. All of these actions are now being consolidated in a single federal court process. The litigating attorneys general are from: New York, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia.
Light Green = voters in 100+ municipalities have authorized the creation of taxpayer-funded, municipal ISPs.
More than 114 municipalities in Colorado have voted to allow taxpayer-funded ISPs. Some municipalities, like Fort Collins, CO, have successfully created their own networks with net neutrality protected and drastically lower pricing.
Red Star: City mayor has pledged not to do business with any company disobeying net neutrality (Mayors for Net Neutrality Coalition)
Already, 12 different mayors have joined this cause (more on that here).
Light Gray = no resistance (submission)
Also, thanks to Fight for the Future for helping us track specific state bills. Please check back for continued updates.