California's net neutrality bill is one signature away from taking effect [telecom]

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Dubbed 'strongest in the nation' it passed the state Senate today.

By Richard Lawler

After SB 822 passed California's state Assembly yesterday, it just
needed (re)approval from the Senate before going in front of the
governor to be signed into law. The net neutrality bill that its
sponsor Scott Weiner calls "the strongest in the nation" got the
necessary votes this evening despite opposition from groups
representing ISPs like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon.

Stanford Center for Internet and Society director Barbara van Schewick
said in a statement that "SB 822 sets the standard for other states to
follow. SB 822 is the only state-level bill that truly restores all
the 2015 net neutrality protections. That's what makes it so
special. Most state-level bills have just copied the text of the FCC's
2015 net neutrality rules, leaving out critical protections. By
contrast, SB 822 includes the important protections and clarifications
in the full Order which explained the rules and closed known

Bill Horne
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