by Brandon Butler
Greedy ISPs sue NY over low-income broadband law 4/30/2021

Jon Brodkin for Ars Technica

Internet service providers today sued New York to block a state law that requires ISPs to sell $15-per-month broadband plans to low-income households. […]

The state law requires $15 broadband plans with download speeds of at least 25Mbps, with the $15 being “inclusive of any recurring taxes and fees such as recurring rental fees for service provider equipment required to obtain broadband service and usage fees.”

In California, Xfinity charges $50 for 25Mbps down and 2 Mbps up. I’d hardly call that affordable or broadband.