HONOLULU - Governor David Ige signed an executive order to protect net neutrality Monday.

Promoting a fast, fair and open internet that requires all service providers with state contracts to abide by net neutrality rules, despite the Federal Communications Commission voting to end it back in December.

The governor was urged to do it in a letter signed by more than a dozen members of the house. 

"An open, fair and accessible internet is important to our people and our economy, connecting us to the rest of the world and increasing our commerce, fostering innovation and adding to economic growth," Ige said. 

The order goes into effect today.