Washington government approved first net-neutrality regulation on Monday, when regulators from the United States revoked the regulations governed during the era of Obama administration, which banned internet service providers from impeding blocking the online traffic content.
Gov. Jay Inslee, Federal Communications Commission has signed on a bill of protecting the open internet in Washington, after three months of state leader promised for safeguard over net-neutrality rules.
Inslee said in a statement during the ceremony of signing bill that, “Today we make history: Washington will be the first state in the nation to preserve the open internet. We’ve seen the power of an open internet. It allows a student in Washington to connect with researchers all around the world — or a small business to compete in the global marketplace. It’s allowed the free flow of information and ideas in one of the greatest demonstrations of free speech in our history.”
In December, the FCC voted to ruin the U.S. rules of preventing broadband companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from getting more control on what people search and watch on the internet. Those rules also prevented the internet service providers from obliging some apps and sites over others.
Sarah Bird, CEO of Moz – the search engine optimization (SEO) company based in Seattle, hailed a passage in a bill. Bird stated that, “As more of our economic opportunities such as education, health care, banking, job functions, media viewing and relationships thrive online, the more important it is to preserve consumer choice. Internet service providers cannot be allowed to substitute their money-motivated judgment on how you spend your time online.”