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N.Y. State Low-Cost Broadband Law Blocked by U.S. Judge

  • New York law required service be provided by June 15
  • Governor Cuomo’s office says it will challenge the ruling
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A federal judge granted a preliminary order blocking New York state from enforcing a law that requires internet service providers to offer high-speed broadband service to low-income customers at a discount.

U.S. District Judge Denis Hurley in Central Islip, New York, sided with telecom industry groups representing AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc., which sued to block the law. The legislation was enacted in April as part of the state’s 2022 budget and requires broadband service be provided by June 15.