Mar 6, 2018

Washington governor signs net neutrality into law

Washington governor Jay Inslee wearing a suit and a green tie

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. Photo: Fotoholica Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed net neutrality rules into law on Monday — which like Federal Communications Commission rules that were repealed last year — that say internet providers can't block or slow down content or speed up its delivery for a price.

Why it matters: Democratic policymakers at the state level have pushed to fill the void left by the FCC, but could run into legal trouble since the agency blocked state action in its repeal. Net neutrality supporters have also filed suit against the FCC and are trying to block the repeal through Congress.

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