Washington state reinstates net neutrality law following FCC repeal

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

When the Federal Communications Commission repealed net neutrality on Monday, Washington state Governor Jay Inslee did not waste any time reinstating the nationally-repealed rules that same day for the people of Washington.

The big picture: The attempts by individual state governments for net neutrality rules to return isn’t new. But since the FCC's repeal went in to effect on Monday, Washington state’s law, which was signed back in March, is the first to pass and be implemented.