California Pledges to Bring Back Net Neutrality

Um, because we’re “California,” that’s why! If California was a person in your club or group, you probably wouldn’t like them very much because of the overwhelming sense of self-importance that permeates from the Golden State’s every utterance.

The latest of course is when according to the LA Times, only moments after the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to roll back net neutrality regulations, a state senator pledged to introduce legislation that would preserve open internet protections for consumers in California. Yeah…FCC who? 

“Net neutrality is essential to our 21st century democracy, and we need to be sure that people can access websites and information freely and fairly,” Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) said in a statement. “If the FCC is going to destroy net neutrality and create a system that favors certain websites just because they can pay more money, California must step in and ensure open internet access.”

The announcement of the proposal came shortly after the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality calling for an end to the utility-like oversight of internet service providers.  Who do we trust more – ISPs or the Gov’t? — which is a bit like saying — which hungry predator would you MOST like chasing you — a crocodile or a mountain lion?  

Weiner’s attempt to institute net neutrality rules in California could have challenges. The FCC order states that “allowing state and local governments to adopt their own separate requirements,” which could impose a heavier burden on companies, could disrupt the balance between state and federal regulations. Imagine that!

So whatever the law of this big ol’ land may be, you can bet it’s not gonna be quite good enough for California —and THAT leads to disputes. They are everywhere!  And when they disrupt YOUR business, call on the always “Net neutral” business litigator Dean Sperling to resolve YOUR matter with YOUR best interests in mind!  
 
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