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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 7:42 p.m.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers introduces bill to codify ‘net neutrality’ provisions

But the Republican congresswoman continued her criticism of stricter federal regulations for internet service providers, saying consumer protections could be achieved without returning to the regulatory framework Democrats have asked …


U.S. Supreme Court rejects net neutrality appeals after year delay

The U.S. Supreme Court turned away a group of long-pending appeals from the broadband industry over the Obama-era “net neutrality” rule, which barred internet service providers from giving preferential treatment …


California temporarily agrees not to enforce its net neutrality law

The Justice Department has struck a temporary agreement with California officials not to move forward with a lawsuit challenging the state’s new net neutrality law, delaying a pivotal legal battle …


New California internet neutrality law sparks U.S. lawsuit

California Gov. Jerry Brown has approved the nation’s strongest net neutrality law, prompting an immediate lawsuit by the Trump administration and opening the next phase in the battle over regulating …


Verizon says it shouldn’t have throttled California firefighters during wildfire emergency

Verizon said it made a mistake by not removing data restrictions on a California fire department’s wireless service after firefighters went over their data cap as they struggled to contain …


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Net neutrality protest draws two dozen to McMorris Rodgers’ office

Protesters urged Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to change her stance to repeal net neutrality rules.


Net neutrality ends nationwide, remains in Washington

Federal net neutrality rules ended Monday, but any changes in Washington could be quickly challenged by a new state law.


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 6:32 p.m.

Senate backs effort to restore ‘net neutrality’ rules

The Senate has voted to kill a Federal Communications Commission rule that repealed the Obama administration’s ban on internet providers blocking or slowing down certain content.


Cantwell rallies net neutrality supporters in Spokane stop

U.S Sen. Maria Cantwell, small business leaders and members of tech startup companies rallied Friday afternoon at downtown Spokane’s Washington Cracker Co. building to voice support of a congressional resolution …


Why the internet is suddenly protesting on net neutrality all over again

Internet activists and tech companies are holding a day of protest Wednesday to draw attention to net neutrality once again.


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 7:03 a.m.

Washington’s net neutrality law is nation’s first

Gov. Jay Inslee signs Washington net neutrality bill.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

Washington Legislature passes net-neutrality bill

Internet providers would be prohibited from blocking content or impairing traffic under a net-neutrality measure passed Tuesday by the Washington Legislature.


Appeals court says FTC can police telecommunications companies

A U.S. appeals court says the Federal Trade Commission can police telecommunications companies like AT&T – a ruling that’s important because another agency is dropping its oversight with repeal of …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 5:38 p.m.

Washington and other states should wait for federal action on net neutrality, advocate says

Washington and Oregon should hold off on passing net neutrality laws for their states and wait for Congress to act on national legislation, an advocate for open internet says.


House backs net neutrality in Washington

House overwhelmingly approves net neutrality bill.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Net neutrality bill heads to full House

A proposal to maintain “net neutrality” in Washington despite new federal regulations was sent to the full House Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 12:20 p.m.

OK, now imagine net neutrality is a flame grilled Whopper

In an ad customers, whom the Burger King says are real, are told they will be charged different prices for a Whopper, based on speed, or MBPS (making burgers per …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 10:13 a.m.

NY decrees net neutrality for web firms with state contracts

New York state will require all internet providers to observe net neutrality or risk losing their eligibility for state contracts.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 6:40 p.m.

Netflix’s success turns net neutrality into an afterthought

Netflix once fought fiercely for net neutrality, fearing that its online video service would suffer if internet providers were free to discriminate against it.


Montana requires internet neutrality for state contracts

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has signed an order prohibiting telecommunications companies receiving state contracts from interfering with internet traffic and favoring their own sites and apps.


Internet providers balk at net neutrality bills

Internet providers push back Thursday against legislation that would require them to keep offering open Internet service.


Fifty senators endorse resolution to restore FCC net neutrality regulations

Fifty Senate lawmakers have endorsed a legislative measure to override the Federal Communications Commission’s recent decision to deregulate the broadband industry, top Democrats said Monday.


After net neutrality: Brace for internet ‘fast lanes’

Now that federal telecom regulators have repealed net neutrality, it may be time to brace for the arrival of internet “fast lanes” and “slow lanes.”


Northwest Democrats, GOP split on net neutrality rule change

Region’s Democrats and Republicans argue whether Thursday’s FCC decision on net neutrality will help or hurt the economy and consumers.


Bob Ferguson says he’ll sue over FCC’s net neutrality repeal

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he plans to file yet another lawsuit against the Trump administration: this one over net neutrality.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 5:32 p.m.

FCC votes along party lines to end ‘net neutrality’

The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps …


What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

“Net neutrality” regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. On Thursday, …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

Washington will keep net neutrality in state if FCC won’t for the nation, Inslee says

Gov. Jay Inslee and other state officials announced plans to keep net neutrality in Washington if the Federal Communications Commission decides to change the national rules.


Net neutrality fans speak up as FCC set to strike down rules

Net neutrality is a simple concept but a dense and often technical issue that has been argued over for years in tech and telecom circles. Now everyday folks are talking …


Senators, prosecutor cite fake comments on internet rules

Twenty-seven U.S. senators and New York’s attorney general asked federal regulators Monday to delay a vote on scrapping open internet rules amid concerns the public comment docket is filled with …