Inslee, a Democrat, signed the law protecting Net-neutrality rules within the state on Monday.
Nonetheless, Inslee praise the state's net neutrality law and "the power of an open Internet".
"I commend Governor Inslee and the Washington state legislature for listening to their constituents and ensuring that the citizens of Washington continue to experience a free and open internet". "It allows a student in Washington to connect to researchers all around the world, or a small business to compete with large businesses in the global marketplace". Nevertheless, consumers across the political spectrum were angered by the FCC's vote to repeal the rules, with many expressing concerns that the end of net neutrality could dampen free speech, lead to higher costs for consumers and allow ISPs to decide what services they use on the web.
As reportedby Engadget, the bill requires that providers selling broadband internet access must publicly disclose how they run their network, which means putting things like network management practices on a "publicly available, easily accessible" site.
The debate over net neutrality is reshaping the Internet and raising big-picture questions about modern life. Should they do so, we know Attorney General Bob Ferguson will mount a vigorous, unyielding defense in court.
The bill garnered bipartisan support in the state legislature, passing 95-5 in the House and 35-14 in the Senate.
Your internet service should be free of slow lanes and corporate favoritism if legislation just signed in Washington state and awaiting the governor's signature in OR works as intended.
"The fight for net neutrality is the fight for civil liberties and a more vibrant culture", Candace Martin, commercial counsel for Kickstarter.
That follows more than two dozen lawsuits from US state attorneys general, not to mention a number of Executive Orders from state governors mandating net neutrality. It's unclear when Oregon's measure would be signed into law.