California Senate Backs Strict Guarantees of 'Net Neutrality' [telecom]

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By Donald Kaufman

On Wednesday, the California state Senate approved guarantees of net
neutrality that are stricter than the ones the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) implemented in 2015. Those federal rules prohibited
blocking, throttling (intentionally limiting available bandwidth) and
paid prioritization.

In December 2017, under Republican-controlled leadership, the FCC
repealed the 2015 rules. The commission had received 23.5 million
public comments, 98.5 percent of which contained requests that the FCC
oppose the repeal. Polls at that time showed Americans favored the
2015 guarantees by 83 percent (75 percent of polled Republicans were
in favor of net neutrality).

Bill Horne
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