The district court held that New York’s Affordable Broadband Act, N.Y. Gen. Bus. Law § 399-zzzzz (“ABA”), is preempted because Congress occupied the entire field of interstate communications, stripping the states of their preexisting police power. This is a sweeping claim. If affirmed, it would invalidate vital state laws regulating areas of traditional local concern—including consumer protection, public health, and public safety. Read more about Brief of Internet Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Defendant-Appellant
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