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California to delay enforcement of network neutrality

Network neutrality breeders protest in November in Los Angeles.Photo:Select ralston / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images Associated Press Oct. 26,…

 Network neutrality supporters protest in November in Los Angeles.

Network neutrality breeders protest in November in Los Angeles.


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SACRAMENTO, California-California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said he will not enforce the nation’s hardest network neutrality law at state level when it comes into force in January.

Mr. Becerra joined Friday with lawyers challenging the law that the state should wait for the outcome of a separate trial aimed at weakening the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to expel national network neutrality standards.

California law was swept nationally by advocates who sought to maintain rules that prevent internet businesses from accelerating or slowing down certain content online. It resembled federal rules adopted during the Obama administration and rolled back under President Trump.

Trump administration and internet companies voted, inter alia, claiming that the FCC specifically blocked states from adopting their own internet rules.

State Sen. Scott Wiener, a San Francisco Democrat who wrote California’s legislation, said he supports Mr Becerra’s reasoning.

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