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Inslee, a Democrat, signed the law protecting Net-neutrality rules within the state on Monday.
"We won't let the Trump-led FCC dismantle our right to a free and open internet, and we won't let them create a system where internet providers can favour websites and services based on who pays more money".
"The fight for net neutrality is the fight for civil liberties, and a more vibrant culture", Candace Martin, commercial counsel at Kickstarter, said in a statement.
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill making Washington the first state to set up its own net-neutrality requirements in response to the Federal Communications Commission's recent repeal of Obama-era rules. "We know that when D.C. fails to act, Washington state has to do so", according to Gov. Inslee, who steps in on a long and proud tradition of states defying D.C. on various undertakings they don't agree with.
This crusade should continue until sense is restored at the Federal Communications Commission, which voted in December to rescind its 2015 net neutrality rules, including the classification of broadband as an essential utility.
Washington's new law, House Bill 2282, protects those net neutrality rules at the state level, ensuring that internet providers can not advantageously manipulate internet speeds and access to content.
The law essentially reproduces the FCC's net neutrality policy that went into effect in 2015.
The FCC is also preparing for lawsuits over its initial repeal of net neutrality, which triggered Washington state to pass its own legislation.
The new law forbids broadband companies in Washington from blocking or slowing lawful internet traffic or selling fast lanes at a premium. It will also prevent the slowing down of connection speeds, also known as throttling, as well as paid prioritization, where ISPs favor certain traffic that's beneficial to them. Oregon's house and senate have passed a similar measure, and Governor Kate Brown is expected to approve it. State attorneys general have sued to overturn the FCC's new rules.
"We feel very confident in our position", Inslee said.
Cantwell said repeal is a longshot, but the effort is important to educate colleagues in Congress and the public "about how devastating this can be to the economy". The FCC's net neutrality repeal, however, isn't exactly a federal law, but a regulation from a federal agency.
The English FA had been tracking McTominay since he was playing for United's academy but the youngster has now made a decision. I think his own heart is more important than my advice, because my advice is purely from the career point of view.
"Listen to us now", Putin said, prompting a standing ovation from the audience of top officials, lawmakers and celebrities. It is reminiscent of U.S. work in the 1960s on a similar weapon, dubbed "The Big Stick", but ultimately scrapped.
India's Minister of State External Affairs at the event said his country is committed to supporting the project. The Prime Minister also congratulated the Asian Development Bank for its role in making the project a reality.
France, the former colonial power in the Sahel region, has deployed 4,000 troops to support the five-country G5 joint force. French military experts are expected in Ouagadougou to help with the probe, according to a government statement .
Warren Buffett wrote that his multinational conglomerate could report $65.3 billion in gains of its net worth for the year. Morgan Stanley estimates that Berkshire could see an earnings boost of as much as $35 billion in last year's final quarter.
He was released just under an hour later, saying police had opened a case against him for organising illegal protests. Mr Navalny, a lawyer and anti-corruption campaigner, later wrote that he had been taken to...
Periods of heavy rain possible Sunday , with scattered showers throughout the day and highs in the mid to upper 70s. But, it is not looking like this next round of rain will bring severe weather, just heavy rainfall.
It's as if someone opened the freezer door in North America's kitchen, and let all the cold air drain out toward the midlatitudes. By the end of this long-lasting cold snap, much of Europe will be blanketed in a deep snow cover just as spring begins to set in.
SPD Votes: No New Elections for Germany
Sixty-six percent of the 464,000 rank-and-file members of the Social Democrats party on Saturday agreed to form a coalition . The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel was voted for her fourth term by the Social Democrats Party (SDP) on Sunday.
South African parliament votes to seize white-owned land
Without these loans, farmers can not purchase seed, fertiliser, feed or implements and will be unable to produce, she said. The matter has been referred to the parliament's Constitutional Review Committee, which must report back by August 30.
BBC'' strikeforce back on air as Real Madrid sink Alaves
Just like Benzema , Bale showed more enthusiasm yesterday than he had in recent games, in which he looked a little disinterested . Real Madrid have scored at least 3 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches in the Spanish top flight.
Certain diets may be useless, depending on your DNA
In fact, it's an idea that's taken off in recent years, with companies promoting "DNA diets" that will help you shed pounds. Ultimately, none of the preliminary metabolic and insulin tests proved that they were good indicators of a proper diet.