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Net Neutrality Clears Major Legislative Hurdle in California

Aug 31, 2018  •  Post A Comment

Net neutrality took a big step forward this week in California, Deadline reports, with the state Assembly on Thursday approving a bill that would restore Obama-era protections that were abolished this year by the Federal Communications Commission.

“The legislation would prohibit Internet providers from blocking or slowing down websites and video games or charging fees for faster speeds,” Deadline reports. “The bill also prohibits Internet providers from engaging in a practice called ‘zero rating,’ in which it exempts certain content from monthly data caps.”

The bill passed the Assembly on a 61-18 vote and now moves to the state Senate.

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  1. It is nice to see that California is on the side of the people, rather than the federal government who seems to be on the side of whatever big corporation secretly gives them the most money.

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