California State Senator Scott Wiener

A bill that would ensure net neutrality for California residents is making its way through the state legislature.
If passed, California would have the strongest net neutrality protections in the country.
The bill go further than the original 2015 net neutrality rules put in place by the FCC by banning anti-competitive zero-rating programs.

California may soon have strongest net neutrality protections in the country.

A bill making its way through the state legislature would guarantee California residents net neutrality, which prevents Internet Service Providers from blocking or slowing down traffic to particular applications or websites.

The Golden State is one of several US states working to create such safeguards after federal rules protecting net neutrality were repealed in December.

If the bill passes, California would be one of three states — along with Washington and Oregon — that have passed individual net neutrality laws. California’s bill would also be the toughest of the three.

In fact, California’s rules would go further than even the original FCC guidelines.

Here is everything you need to know.

How is the California bill different?

California’s net neutrality bill would, if passed, prohibit ISPs from blocking or slowing down particular websites. It would also ban ISPs from charging websites fees to reach customers. But …read more


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