California net neutrality bill goes to Gov. Jerry Brown

California net neutrality bill goes to Gov. Jerry Brown

California net neutrality bill goes to Gov. Jerry Brown

California is one of 29 states to consider net neutrality protections since the Federal Communications Commission voted late previous year to reverse the Obama-era internet regulations.

California lawmakers passed the toughest net neutrality law in the country on Friday, a move that would guarantee full and equal access to the internet.

If the California Governor Jerry Brown passes the bill, it would prohibit internet service providers such as AT&T and Comcast from tampering with web traffic to California broadband customers, and make certain that consumers can not be charged extra for streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu.

The Trump FCC's repeal of the 2015 Open Internet order - which was approved a year ago and took effect this summer - has sparked efforts by many USA states to enact their own rules to prohibit the blocking or throttling of internet traffic. Its higher standards for auto emissions, for example, have been followed by a dozen other states, giving California major sway over the auto industry.

The legislation, if signed into law by Gov.

The bill seeks to turn California into the leader of a widening state-led backlash against the FCC, which did not respond to a request for comment.

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The limitations provoked a loud outcry from internet providers such as Verizon and Comcast, which said the rules would add unnecessary costs to their businesses and prevent them from investing in upgrades to their networks. Jerry Brown's desk in hopes that a signature will restore consumer protections that the Federal Communications Commission revoked in December.

And it worked! Passing this bill in California is a massive victory for the whole Internet, and it was no easy task. Supporters of net neutrality rules have been fighting the FCC's ruling on multiple fronts.

While the legislation differs significantly from current FCC rules, it isn't entirely new.

Industry groups have said a single, uniform law written by Congress would be far more effective at guaranteeing net neutrality protections for internet users.

The Democratic-controlled Senate voted 27-12 to pass the bill, SB 822, with just hours left in the legislative session.

The legislation "requires publicly traded corporations to satisfy quotas regarding the number of women on its board or face significant penalties, which is likely unconstitutional, a violation of California's Civil Rights statute, and a violation of the internal affairs doctrine for publicly held corporations", the statement says. New York State is considering a net neutrality law that mirrors the California Bill. "They're still paying attention".

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