September 1, 2018

California legislature revives net neutrality

NPR -Lawmakers in California are sending legislation to Gov. Jerry Brown that would put net neutrality regulations into state law. . . .The Democratic governor, Jerry Brown, hasn't said if he will sign it. He has until the end of September.

...The bill stops Internet service providers from blocking or slowing down certain websites or "classes of applications," like video. It bans "paid prioritization," also called fast lanes, where some websites would pay more for faster access. It also stops Internet providers from using some types of "zero-rating," when companies exempt certain traffic from counting against a customer's data usage.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, an advocacy group that supports online privacy, called it "a victory that can be replicated."

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