Nonetheless, Inslee praise the state's net neutrality law and "the power of an open Internet".
"At the core of our action today is consumer protection", Inslee told The New York Times.
All of this didn't go well with proponents of net neutrality who argue that the repeal with open the floodgates for throttling competing services, prioritize pay-for-play streamers, and other general shenanigans that will make the Internet a less equal place to be in for smaller guys.
Washington has become the first state to enact its own net-neutrality requirements after US regulators repealed Obama-era rules created to keep the internet an even playing field.
It is in direct opposition to the Federal Communications Commission regulator, which has moved to roll back net neutrality.
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Washington has become the first state to pass a law that protects net neutrality, preventing internet service providers (ISPs) from slowing down or blocking online content. Democrat Governor Jay Inslee signed the bill (House Bill 2282) this morning, which prohibits ISPs from blocking legal content, apps, and services. Attorneys general in almost two dozen states, joined by public interest groups and internet companies, have sued to overturn the repeal.
The bill prohibits internet providers in Washington from blocking content, services and devices, with a few exceptions. "BillNumber=2282&Year=2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery">voted late previous year to prohibit companies offering internet access from blocking, throttling, or paid prioritization. OR actually passed a similar state legislation protecting net neutrality earlier in 2018. The new law will also require that ISPs are transparent about management and performance of their network.
Washington state was among more than 20 states and the District of Columbia that sued in January to try and block the FCC's action. Washington's law will take effect June 6, two months after the FCC's new rules are slated to go into effect.
"This is not a partisan issue", Republican representative Norma Smith, one of the bill's co-sponsors, said in an earlier statement. Members of Congress have also made noises about reimposing federal net neutrality rules, but their efforts are not moving very fast.
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