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Washington becomes first state to pass net neutrality protections into law

March 6, 2018

from WA Governor’s Office : medium – excerpt

At the state level, bill essentially reinstates rules the Federal Communications Commission rolled back earlier this year

Three months after state leaders vowed to safeguard net neutrality despite rollbacks by the Federal Communications Commission, Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill to protect an open internet in Washington.

With his signature, Washington became the first state in the nation to pass a law to protect net neutrality.

In 2015, the FCC created rules against blocking legal content, throttling traffic and using paid prioritization for some traffic. The FCC reversed these net neutrality rules earlier this year… (more)

More states including California are expected to follow soon enacting legislation to protect consumers.

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