Hey BB how come no reporting on WA being the first to pass a state Net Neutrality bill?


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@doctorow @beschizza @xeni etc…


#2

Way to go Washington!

I’d say I hope my state follows suit, but I know better.


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What’s the legal position on this?
As a Non-US person, I’m not sure what the states can regulate and what’s federal, when it comes to issues like this. Wasn’t all the previous net neutrality stuff done at a national level?


#4

Does the Governor of Washington not recognize Montana as a state?


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Executive order isn’t the same as law passed by the state house. It can be quickly reversed at the whim of current or next administration.


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On the other hand, the Washington law might get reversed first, as it tries to localize interstate commerce by outright banning ISP slowdowns; the FCC has already said they will fight this in the courts. Montana (and New York and maybe other states) only say that the state government must use a neutral ISP, it is hard to see how this aspect of procurement policy is not clearly within their authority.


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