House OKs bill on net neutrality, but Senate odds slim
The Colorado House approved a bill Tuesday that is designed, at least in part, to reverse last year's Federal Communications Commission ruling on net neutrality rules, making Colorado one of more than two dozen states considering such measures.
Those federal rules barred internet providers from blocking or slowing internet service, or charging more for faster speeds to access a competitor's service.
While the states' proposals vary in strictness in regulating internet providers, Colorado's bill is limited only to those that receive government grants to expand broadband service, said Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Denver, who introduced the bill with Sen. Kerry Donovan, D-Vail, and Rep. Chris Hansen, D-Denver.
Regardless, House Bill 1312 didn't receive much love from House Republicans on Tuesday, all of whom voted against it. As a result, it isn't expected to go far when it gets to the Senate, which is controlled by Republicans.