Gov. David Ige signed an executive order that directs all state government agencies to contract for internet-related services ONLY with providers who contractually agree to abide by net neutrality principals.
Supporters of net neutrality say it “protects and promotes a fast, fair and open internet” and “prohibits internet service providers from discriminating between content or users.”
The Federal Communications Commission voted to end net neutrality rules on Dec. 13, 2017. Gov. Ige promised to take steps to protect net neutrality, pledging to ensure that all Hawai‘i residents continue to have the benefit of an open platform for innovation, education and free expression.