USA sues after California governor signs 'net neutrality' law

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According to Marc Martin, a telecom attorney at the firm Perkins Coie, there is precedent for the federal government to say it won't regulate a certain interstate commerce issue and then to seek to prevent states from filling the gap.

Supporters of Net Neutrality, Toyah and Lance Brown Eyes, protest the FCC's decision to repeal the program in Los Angeles, California, November 28, 2017. Thirty other states are debating net neutrality measures of their own.

Advocates of net neutrality hope California's law will push Congress to enact national rules or encourage other states to create their own.

The law was signed by California Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday.

The Justice Department nearly immediately filed its lawsuit, arguing Senate Bill 822 interferes with the federal government's deregulatory approach to the internet, according to a statement. "Moreover, the law explicitly defines access fees-which ISPs imposed arbitrarily on app and content providers in order to reach end users-as a form of illegal blocking". USTelecom, which represents companies in the broadband sector, said it supports net neutrality but disagreed with the California law.

California attorney general Xavier Becerra said the Trump Administration was ignoring "millions of Americans who voiced strong support for net neutrality rules", while California, which is "home to countless start-ups, tech giants and almost 40 million consumers - will not allow a handful of power brokers to dictate sources for information or the speed at which websites load".

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Contact between the Palestinians and the Trump administration have since been tense and minimal. Israel said it had no intention of complying.

In September, Senator Scott Weiner proposed a bill that would serve to reinstate net-neutrality in the state of California. They argued that it was unrealistic to expect them to comply with internet regulations that differ from state to state. The new rules took effect in June but providers have made no changes in access.

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, the Santa Barbara Democrat who authored the bill, says having more women on boards will make companies more successful because they are better at teamwork and multitasking compared to their male counterparts. The majority of Americans want the rules to return, and many states are attempting to legislate net neutrality.

The lawsuit filed Sunday by the U.S. Department of Justice came roughly an hour after Gov.

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"We've been down this road before: when Trump and Sessions sued Calif. and claimed we lacked the power to protect immigrants". Consumer advocacy groups, small tech companies and smaller telecom carriers have banded together in an effort to block the FCC from repealing its net neutrality regulations, and that case is still pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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