The state senate passes the toughest net neutrality law in the U.S. But it will continue to face heavy business opposition as it goes to state assembly.
With the official repeal of the (de facto long dead) federal net neutrality policy taking effect on June 11, many states (such as Oregon and Washington) are rushing to fill the gap. The main event is currently in California, where State Senator Scott Wiener’s very ambitious bill–going even beyond the old federal regulations–has just passed the state senate, by a healthy margin of 23 to 12. It had to pass this week, or die for the year as the deadline for passing senate bills expires on Friday.
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