Even before the FCC’s net neutrality repeal, conversations abounded about what options cities had to preserve it.

The Regional Plan Association made recommendations as part of New York-New Jersey-Connecticut Fourth Regional Plan that “state and local government start taking a leadership role in both planning for and investing in internet infrastructure across the three states.

For those wanting to preserve net neutrality, there are nearly two hundred communities that today have public internet services to look to as examples – even if the FCC intends to block regions from passing their own net neutrality rules. We will see whether cities get challenged as the last bastion of net neutrality.

It wouldn’t be the rst time smaller regions fought back. Earlier in the year, 31 counties rejected Colorado Senate Bill 152 – a law prohibiting city-run broadband.

In any event, the issue is a long way from settled.