Friday, 19 October, 2018

Jerry Brown net neutrality law sparks lawsuit from feds

California's 'gold standard' net neutrality becomes law CA gov. signs net neutrality bill into law, Justice Department sues
Pete Mitchell | 02 October, 2018, 13:11

The Trump administration has sued California over a new law imposing net neutrality protections.

The law seeks to prevent broadband service providers such as Comcast and AT&T from slowing access to some websites, or otherwise playing favorites among content on the internet.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra swiftly criticised the DOJ action saying the Trump Administration continues to ignore the "millions of Americans who voiced strong support for net neutrality rules, California - home to countless start-ups, tech giants and almost 40 million consumers - will not allow a handful of power brokers to dictate sources for information or the speed at which websites load".

California governor Jerry Brown recently signed net neutrality legislation which was set to come into effect on 1 January.

Advocates of net neutrality hope California's law will push Congress to enact national rules or encourage other states to create their own. Identifying the internet as a interstate information service, he said only the federal government can set policy for it.

Supporters of Net Neutrality, Toyah and Lance Brown Eyes, protest the FCC's decision to repeal the program in Los Angeles, California, November 28, 2017. Jerry Browns, but the Justice Department quickly filed a lawsuit to block its implementation.

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who led the effort to reverse net neutrality, said in a statement that "not only is California's internet regulation law illegal, it also hurts consumers". 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 previous year.

The lawsuit argues that California's approach is "unlawful and anti-consumer" because it imposes burdensome regulations on the Internet and goes against the federal government's approach.

The bill was passed by the California state legislature in August and has been rebuked by the FCC and some companies, like USTelecom, which owns AT&T and Verizon. An identical bill was introduced in NY.

However, Attorney General Jeff Sessions quickly reiterated the federal government is the only authority that can rule on net neutrality policies.

As Gizmodo reports, the bill-now the most far-reaching of its kind and considered the "gold standard" for state-level protections-"prohibits ISPs from intentionally congesting or degrading web traffic for the objective of imposing unreasonable fees on companies that connect users on ISP networks to other parts of the web, also known as interconnection. While the Trump Administration does everything in its power to undermine our democracy, we in California will continue to do what's right for our residents". "California fought Trump and Sessions on their immigration lawsuit - California won - and California will fight this lawsuit as well", Wiener said in a statement.

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