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Net Neutrality

California Net Neutraity law, lawsuit

Telecoms industry sues California to kill strict net neutrality law

October 3rd, 2018

Just days after California Governor Jerry Brown signed a statewide net neutrality bill into law, four telecoms industry organizations have filed a lawsuit against the state, claiming that the legislature does not have the authority to overrule the FCC’s decisions. The lawsuit was filed by the CTIA, a trade group representing the wireless industry; the NCTA, …

California net neutrality bill news, lobbying

Big telecom is lobbying against California’s net neutrality bill with the dumbest possible strategy

August 28th, 2018

California is currently moving at speed to pass a state-wide net neutrality bill that would give the state’s residents some of the strongest protections in the country. Naturally, telecoms companies are running scared: The CTIA, one of the telecoms industry’s key lobbyists, described the bill as a “flawed and consumer unfriendly approach” in a recent statement, and …

Net neutrality congress CRA bill updates

First GOP Congressman signs onto net neutrality bill

July 17th, 2018

In a surprise announcement early Tuesday morning, Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) became the first Republican member of the House of Representatives to sign onto a Democrat effort to roll back FCC net neutrality rule changes. In addition to offering support to the Democrat bill, which would simply reverse last November’s FCC vote, Coffman also introduced his …

California net neutrality bill progress

It looks like California is getting a real net neutrality law after all

July 7th, 2018

After the Federal Communications Commission voted last year to undo net neutrality rules that tightly regulated how internet providers could mess with your internet, state legislatures across the country sprung into action. California, as you might expect, was one of the first states to start working on the issue, and when a bill made its …

FCC chairman celebrates the end of net neutrality with more lies

June 11th, 2018

The FCC’s abandonment of net neutrality laws, voted on last year, finally takes effect today. Nothing is likely to change overnight — if nothing else, the public attention will keep telecoms companies in line for the next few months — but FCC chairman and dubious memer Ajit Pai has taken the opportunity to publish a …