Net Neutrality Stays! Washington Is the 1st State To Set Its Own Net Neutrality Rules

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Washington is the first state which has a bill to protect net neutrality.

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Net Neutrality stays

At the state level, Washington legislators passed House Bill 2282 which was signed into law Monday by Gov. Jay Inslee. The new law essentially reinstates the Federal Communications Commission rolled back earlier this year.

“Washington will be the first state in the nation to preserve the open internet,” Inslee said at the bill signing.

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Source: Legislative Support Services photo

The state law, approved by the legislature last month, is to safeguard net neutrality protections, which have been repealed by the Federal Communications Commission and are scheduled to officially end April 23. The law goes into effect June 6.

Inslee said the new measure would protect an open internet in Washington, which he described as having “allowed the free flow of information and ideas in one of the greatest demonstrations of free speech in our history.”

As Nexter.org reported before, on December 14 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) make historical decision to repeal the net neutrality and completely change the rule regulated since 2015.

Net neutrality implies that Internet service providers don’t have an opportunity to speed up access to some websites, getting money from customers for the faster connection.

The of net neutrality were adopted in 2015 by the Obama administration.

Earlier, Montana state’s governor, Steve Bullock, signed an executive order requiring any service providers with state contracts to abide by net neutrality rules, even while the FCC has repealed those rules nationally.

In order to bypass net neutrality rules and have a secure access to the Internet, you may use different VPN services. Here are Top 5 VPN apps on iOS – to Bypass Net Neutrality Rollback.

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