October 1, 2018

California launches toughest new neutrality law in country

Slate = California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new law Sunday that restores Obama-era regulations forbidding telecommunications companies from favoring certain sites over others in the state. The move effectively means California is trying to go at it alone in regulating the internet in a move that was cheered by advocates of net neutrality that said it would serve as an opening salvo for other states to follow suit.

Others, however, warned a protracted legal battle is pretty much inevitable that could eventually make it to the Supreme Court. In fact, the Justice Department didn’t waste any time Sunday and filed a lawsuit against the new law saying it was up to the federal government to write these types of laws.

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