(a) As used in this section, the following words shall, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, have the following meanings:-
“Internet service provider”, a person who provides internet access to customers in the commonwealth.
“State of emergency”, the state of emergency related to the outbreak COVID-19 in Massachusetts, declared by the governor pursuant to executive order 591 or any subsequent related order.
(b) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, all Internet service providers shall provide all residential customers in the commonwealth with the highest bandwidth possible during the state of emergency in the manner that best ensures reliable internet access so all residential customers may telework and connect during the state of emergency.
(c) An Internet service provider shall not be required to adopt, create or implement new technology or build or implement new infrastructure to comply with subsection (b).
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