California Net Neutrality Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk


The legislation primarily prohibits plans that exempt the same type of content from some companies over others - video streamed on YouTube but not Hulu, for example.

Representatives for the FCC did not immediately comment on Friday's vote. Kevin de Leon is close to being shelved in the state Assembly.

And it worked! Passing this bill in California is a massive victory for the whole Internet, and it was no easy task. A lawsuit targeting the bill could eventually find its way to the Supreme Court, Tobias added. He has not taken a public position on net neutrality. And the state's online privacy law has prompted tech companies to promote a weaker federal law that would nullify any state laws.

More than 20 states are suing the FCC to overturn the agency's decision on net neutrality. Jerry Brown that would put net neutrality regulations into state law.

The bill's author, Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) said during a press conference.

Internet service providers say that zero-rating provides value to their customers and should be allowed.

While the legislation differs significantly from current FCC rules, it isn't entirely new. It gave California internet users the ability to know what information a company like Facebook or Google was collecting, and how it was being used and shared with third parties.

"The internet must be governed by a single, uniform and consistent national policy framework, not state-by-state piecemeal approaches". The new measure is headed for the governor, Jerry Brown's, desk.

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A coalition of business groups, including the California Chamber of Commerce, say in a joint statement that they're all for gender equality but this isn't the way to go about it.

After Pai was appointed by President Donald Trump previous year to head the FCC, one of his first acts was a plan to roll back the Obama-era regulations.

More: Net-neutrality is over.

The Post notes that the bill's goal is to make California the leader of the increasing backlash from states toward the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

But consumer groups and internet websites have been waging an effort in states to revive rules.

"ISPs have tried hard to gut and kill this bill, pouring money and robocalls into California", said the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

The Assembly's vote followed months of intense lobbying from internet companies, which warned that it would lead to higher costs.

The measure sent to Gov. "They're still paying attention". They call it a bailout of Pacific Gas & Electric company.