Suggested lead:   Governor Inslee signed a bill Monday that supporters say will help protect a free and open internet in Washington state.  Dan Frizzell has more.

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HANSEN: “Net neutrality are the rules that protect you against your internet service provider deciding what lawful content you view over the internet, how fast or slow it downloads, and how much you have to pay for different kinds of content.” [:13]

That’s Representative Drew Hansen, the Bainbridge Island Democrat who sponsored legislation this year to save net neutrality in Washington state in the wake of the Trump administration deciding to kill it. Monday afternoon in Olympia, Governor Jay Inslee signed Hansen’s net neutrality bill into law. We caught up with Hansen as he was heading from the House chamber to Inslee’s office to take part in the signing and asked

HANSEN: “The good news is, net neutrality rules exist nationwide.  So when they go away nationwide, Washington state will just keep the status quo.  What happens in other states I’m not sure.” [:10]

We should learn the answer to that question soon; the federal repeal of net neutrality rules takes effect April 23.  In Olympia, I’m Dan Frizzell.