California Governor signs strong net neutrality protections into law

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In order for a gender preference of this kind to be upheld, the state must show that governmental action is the best way to achieve the outcome, and that there's a governmental reason for pursuing it.

This law prohibits ISPs from blocking or slowing down access to websites and other services. Attorney Jeff Sessions said in a statement, "under the Constitution, states do not regulate interstate commerce-the federal government does". "Other states should follow California's lead, and Congress should pass the joint resolution to reverse the FCC's resoundingly unpopular repeal".

FILE PHOTO: California Governor Jerry Brown delivers his final state of the state address in Sacramento, California, U.S., January 25, 2018. As far as the Justice Department is concerned, California's new law is an attempt to subvert the federal government's deregulatory approach.

The Justice Department nearly immediately filed its lawsuit, arguing Senate Bill 822 interferes with the federal government's deregulatory approach to the internet, according to a statement. 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 a year ago.

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"Despite their army of lobbyists and millions spent lining the pockets of legislators, these companies continue to lose ground in the face of overwhelming cross-partisan opposition to their greedy attacks on our Internet freedom". Industry group US Telecom, which counts AT&T and Verizon among its members, issued a statement from president & CEO Jonathan Spalter, who said: "We all support strong and enforceable net neutrality protections for every American - regardless of where they may live".

Senator Scott Weiner, who introduced the proposal in the state assembly, believes that California can defend itself - and the bill - in court, citing past skirmishes against the Trump administration with regards to immigration policies.

"I favor a free and open internet as I think most consumers do, my concern is with the particular regulations the FCC adopted two years ago, my concern is that by imposing those heavy-handed economic regulations on internet service providers both big and small we could end up disincentivizing companies from wanting to build out internet access to a lot of parts of the country", stated Pai. As a result, the Trump administration wants to make an example of California.

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. Well, we do. We'll fight you & win, just like we did when you sued us on protecting immigrants.

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