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California Issues Net Neutrality Challenge to FCC

Posted by Andrew Regitsky

Feb 2, 2018 9:44:00 AM

In a recent CCMI webinar I stated that the worst possible outcome for Internet regulation for the country would be for each of the 50 states to legislate their own net neutrality rules in opposition to the FCC's Internet Freedom Order, while Congress sits on its hands and does nothing. Unfortunately, more and more, that seems to be the likely outcome.

Already, within the last couple of weeks, 21 states and the District of Columbia have appealed the Order to the Federal courts while New York and Montana have introduced bills that would bar state agencies from contracted with ISPs unless they agreed to comply with the "bright line" net neutrality rules.

While it could be argued that the proposed legislation in those states does not directly challenge the Commission's Order (I'm sure the FCC thinks otherwise), the same cannot be said about the bill recently passed by the California Senate. SB-460, contains provisions that directly conflict with the Commission's removal of the bright line rules.

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Topics: CCMI, FCC, Net Neutrality, net neutrality order, internet freedom order, trump, ISPs, CRA, internet freedom, internet regulation, Open Internet, SB-460, california, california senate, congress, congressional review, supreme court, commissions order

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