Image: NYC's Bill de Blasio insists on Net Neutrality

New York to boycott ISPs that don’t adhere to net neutrality, de Blasio announces at SXSW

The city will buy internet services only from “companies that do not block, throttle, or provide paid prioritization of content.”

Mayor Bill de Blasio led mayors from 11 other cities in launching a municipal boycott of internet service providers which don’t respect the norms of net neutrality. The mayor made the announcement on a panel with other mayors Sunday at the tech and culture conference SXSW in Austin, Texas.

The principles of the boycott can be found at, which encourages mayors from around the country to sign on.

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