California Senate defies FCC, approves net neutrality law

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The California State Senate approved a bill to impose network neutrality restrictions on Internet service providers, challenging the Federal Communications Commission attempt to preempt such rules. The FCC is already being sued by 21 states and the District of Columbia, which are trying to reverse the net neutrality repeal and the preemption of state laws. Attempts to enforce net neutrality rules at the state or local level could end up being challenged in separate lawsuits.

California may be the closest to passing such legislation after Jan 29's Senate approval of SB-460.  The bill passed 21-12, with all 21 ayes coming from Democratic state Senators. The bill is now being moved to the State Assembly, where Democrats have a 53-25 majority over Republicans

 


California Senate defies FCC, approves net neutrality law