April 29, 2018

California working to restore net neutrality there

Popular Resistance - A proposed net neutrality bill in California advanced this week, when lawmakers on the state Senate Committee approved the measure. The bill, introduced last month by state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), would restore the Obama-era net neutrality rules in the state by prohibiting broadband providers from blocking or throttling traffic, and from charging higher fees for prioritized delivery. The California measure would also restrict Internet service providers’ ability to exempt some material from consumers’ data caps, and would limit some forms of paid “interconnection” agreements that involve companies like Netflix paying broadband carriers to interconnect directly with their network.

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