Governor signs 'net neutrality' rules

Gov. Kate Brown signs House Bill 4155 at Mt. Tabor Middle School Monday, April 9, 2018. The bill requires public bodies to buy internet services only from companies that practice "net neutrality," the practice of not charging different rates, blocking or slowing down certain websites.

PORTLAND — Gov. Kate Brown has signed into law a bill requiring public bodies to contract only with internet providers that practice "net neutrality."

House Bill 4155 passed both legislative chambers with bipartisan support earlier this year. The law is meant to discourage broadband companies from blocking, slowing down or charging more for certain content.