CA lawmakers push net neutrality bill

California lawmakers have agreed upon a net neutrality bill that one state legislator called “the most comprehensive and the strongest net neutrality protection in the United States.” The agreement follows a dispute over the specifics of the bill. The compromise prohibits Internet service providers from blocking, throttling, or paid prioritization. The bill still needs approval from the legislature.

California is one of 29 states seeking a state-level solution after the Republican-controlled FCC eliminated essential safeguards that ensure fair Internet access to all users.

CWA opposed the FCC’s decision to abolish rules that have helped maintain a free and open Internet for all Americans, and supports the three bright-line, common sense rules of no blocking, no throttling, and no favorable treatment to some websites and applications over others.

 

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California lawmakers agree on plan for 'strongest net neutrality protection' in nation (Los Angeles Times, July 5, 2018)

CWA: FCC vote will damage free and open Internet (Speed Matters, Dec. 14, 2018)