California Passes Sweeping Net Neutrality Rules

Broadband providers in California will be prohibited from blocking or throttling traffic, charging higher fees for fast-lane service, and from exempting their own video streams from consumers’ data caps, if a bill passed late last week is signed by Governor Jerry Brown.

The law, SB 822, which restores the Obama-era open internet rules, passed 27-12 in the California Senate and 61-18 in the Assembly.

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