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New California Internet Neutrality Law Sparks US Lawsuit

New California Internet Neutrality Law Sparks US Lawsuit

A hefty thank you to the Golden State for your effort to get right what the @FCC got so wrong when it rolled back open internet protections late previous year.

Advocates of net neutrality hope California's law will push Congress to enact national rules or encourage other states to create their own.

Pai said he was "pleased" to see the federal government's lawsuit, and that "The Internet is free and open today, and it will continue to be under the light-touch protections of the FCC's Restoring Internet Freedom Order".

California could become a battleground for net neutrality with the U.S. Department of Justice challenging a new state law that prohibits Internet providers from slowing customer speeds. It's meant to replace federal rules to the same effect that were repealed last December.

California joins OR and Washington as states that have successfully passed a net neutrality bill.

The lawsuit argues that California's approach is "unlawful and anti-consumer" because it imposes burdensome regulations on the Internet and goes against the federal government's approach.

California and the Trump administration are feuding over the state's new internet neutrality law that aims to ensure a level playing field on the internet.

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Consumer advocacy groups touted the law as offering the strongest internet protections in the country.

"When the FCC chose to ignore the millions of consumers who urged them not to repeal net neutrality protections past year, it left a void that state lawmakers are now rightfully filling", Jonathan Schwantes, senior policy counsel for Consumers Union tells the Times. Connie Leyva, D-Chino, would have required university health centers to offer women medical abortions on campus by January 1, 2022.

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, the Santa Barbara Democrat who authored the bill, says having more women on boards will make companies more successful because they are better at teamwork and multitasking compared to their male counterparts.

SB 822 becoming law is a major victory for Internet activists who harnessed massive public outcry to pass the bill and a resounding defeat for big telecom companies like AT&T and Comcast, who spent millions to defeat the bill. "We will do so with vigor", said Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The California law would prevent Internet service providers from speeding up or slowing down access to certain types of content, or charging websites and apps to provide faster service.

Oregon, Washington and Vermont have approved legislation related to net neutrality, but California's measure is seen as the most comprehensive attempt to codify the principle in a way that might survive a likely court challenge.

After the governor's veto, Leyva said she will introduce the bill next session.


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