Washington State Is Now the Only Place in America with Net Neutrality
It’s the dawn of a new era in America, one without any net neutrality protections—unless you happen to live in Washington state. On Monday, the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of federal net neutrality protections officially went into effect. The end of those rules triggered a new state law in Washington that was passed in March, but would only go into effect once the federal rules changed. The Washington law prohibits telecom providers from blocking content or devices, throttling traffic, or participating in paid prioritization.