Newark Pledges to Keep Its Fiber Optic Network Net Neutral

BY Andrew Schmertz, Correspondent | December 27, 2017, 5PM EST

Like the speedy downloads that it promises to provide, the city of Newark was super quick to defend net neutrality. After the FCC voted 3 to 2 to end the Obama-era policy of requiring internet providers to treat all traffic and data equally, Newark promised to keep net neutrality going within the city’s borders.

Kris Pacunas is the CEO of GigXero, the company that manages the city-owned internet fiber.

“Every network that we’re going to operate will continue to operate under the guidelines of the former net neutrality rules,” Pacunas said. “The next level is really about delivering an open and protected internet. Something more than super fast, something more than less expensive and more secure, but open.”