California Net Neutrality Bill Goes to Gov. Brown

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Jerry Brown's desk for a signature.

"It is a really overdue bill", said Sen.

"Today was a landmark in the fight to preserve a free and open internet", supporter Barbara van Schewick, the director of Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society, said in a statement.

To view the full article, register now. The measures - Assembly Bill 2888 and Senate Bills 221, 1100, and 1177 - passed the state legislature and now head to the state's Democratic governor for further consideration.

The Washington Post reported that the vote from California lawmakers could set up a fight with federal regulators who moved past year to repeal net neutrality. ArsTechnica reports that the group has in fact "consistently fought against both federal and state-level net neutrality rules".

If the bill becomes law, some of Silicon Valley's biggest corporations might have to make changes.

SB 822 passed 61 to 18 in the state Assembly on Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The legislation primarily prohibits plans that exempt the same type of content from some companies over others - video streamed on YouTube but not Hulu, for example.

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It is now unclear whether or not the California state governor, Jerry Brown, will approve the bill.

"There was a moment where that campaign looked like it might have been successful, but [the people] spoke out and got strong net-neutrality protections restored".

In a statement from the state Senate's most recent analysis, Calderon said the state needs to create an environment that encourages entrepreneurs and innovators to develop around blockchain if it is to continue to be a "global leader in fostering innovation and new technology".

"Internet users are still royally pissed off about the FCC's repeal".

The limitations provoked a loud outcry from internet providers such as Verizon and Comcast, which said the rules would add unnecessary costs to their businesses and prevent them from investing in upgrades to their networks.

Internet-connected devices sold in California, such as thermostats, televisions, and security cameras, would need reasonable security features by January 2020 under two bills headed to Gov.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, an advocacy group that supports online privacy, called it "a victory that can be replicated". "They're still paying attention".

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