– “Washington … to keep net neutrality”
“After the FCC repealed net neutrality rules, Washington became the first state to pass its own requirements.”
“Net neutrality is officially a thing of the past – but not in Washington state.”
“Washington became the first state to set up their own net neutrality requirements in March when Governor Jay Inslee signed a measure with bipartisan support. Oregon followed in Washington’s footsteps in April, passing its own net neutrality law.
“A new set of rules at the Federal Communications Commission went into effect Monday, ending consumer protections that assure equal legal broadband access that doesn’t slow or block certain sources. Some consumers fear a slower Internet and higher costs for broadband delivery.
“The FCC changes were passed last December, shepherded by Trump-appointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who says the new lighter-touch rules are more market-friendly than the “utility-style regulation” in the Obama-era,” by Mike Snider and Shelby Fleig, USA TODAY.