Raimondo signs order requiring ISPs that bid with state to adhere to net neutrality rules

GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO signed an executive order that requires internet service providers to adhere to the repealed federal standards of net neutrality in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SIMON DAWSON
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO signed an executive order that requires internet service providers to adhere to the repealed federal standards of net neutrality in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SIMON DAWSON
PROVIDENCE – “A free and open internet is essential to our democracy and economy,” said Gov. Gina M. Raimondo in a statement on Tuesday following her executive order designed to legally protect net neutrality in Rhode Island. The Federal Communications Commission’s elimination of federal net neutrality laws had taken effect one day earlier on Monday,…

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