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California Net Neutrality Law to Rein In Providers, Becerra Says

Sept. 17, 2020, 9:19 PM

California must have net neutrality rules to prevent major broadband providers like Comcast Corp. from having too much power, Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in defending his state’s law against a Trump administration challenge.

The administration and internet provider trade groups are challenging the California law, which the state enacted after the Federal Communications Commission scrapped Obama-era rules, in a California federal court. The case tests states’ leeway to regulate internet traffic.

“The pandemic has made it clearer than ever that Californians deserve access to a free and open internet,” Becerra (D) said in a statement Thursday announcing a filing ...

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