Washington just passed the country’s toughest net neutrality legislation

Washington just passed the country’s toughest net neutrality legislation

Just days after the Trump administration finalized its repeal of national net neutrality regulations, Washington State has passed sweeping legislation to regulate internet access for its residents.

“We have a long tradition in this state of working across party lines to protect people’s privacy and enact practical consumer protection laws,” says Drew Hansen

The bill cleared the state senate on a 35-to-14 vote, with bipartisan support. It had already blown through the house of representatives by 93-to-5 on February 9, and governor Jay Inslee is on record as ready to sign it.

“It’s swift bipartisan action to protect net neutrality, which is terrific,” the bill’s main sponsor, Democratic representative Drew Hansen, tells Fast Company.

 

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