Sunday, September 30, 2018

California enacts strongest net neutrality protections in the country as Trump administration files suit →

Jazmine Ulloa for the Los Angeles Times:

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday restored net neutrality rules in California that were repealed under the Trump administration, setting up a legal battle with the federal government over whether states can prevent companies from blocking access to the internet.

News that the governor signed the ambitious new law was swiftly met with an aggressive response from Justice Department officials, who announced soon afterward that they were suing California to block the regulations. The state law prohibits broadband and wireless companies from blocking, throttling or otherwise hindering access to internet content, and from favoring some websites over others by charging for faster speeds.

Absolutely loving this. Bring it on, DOJ.