Hansen-Herod Net Neutrality Bill Moves Forward

Legislation by Rep. Chris Hansen and Rep. Leslie Herod to protect net neutrality, safeguard tax payer money, and ensure that an open and free internet is accessible to Coloradans, consumers, small businesses and entrepreneurs was approved by the State Veterans and Military Affairs Committee today by a vote of 6-3.

“The decision by the Trump administration to end net neutrality protections has left it to states to protect their citizens” said Rep. Hansen, D-Denver. “Our bill takes the scalpel approach for state level action by preventing tax payer dollars from being used to support throttled or blocked internet service.”

Last year, the Trump administration rolled back Obama-era rules ensuring a free and open internet.

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