INTERNATIONAL - California lawmakers pass toughest net neutrality law

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The state Senate on Friday sent a broad proposal to Gov. Jerry Brown that would put net neutrality regulations into state law. The bill needs only Senate concurrence, or agreement with Assembly revisions, before heading to Brown's desk too - but that must happen by midnight on August 31, the final day of the legislative session. 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. He has until the end of September.

Our #NetNeutrality bill (#SB822) - the strongest in the nation - is on its way to Gov.

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It also would ban so-called "zero rating", in which internet providers don't count certain content against a monthly data cap.

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), who co-authored the bill, says it's necessary because women are underrepresented on California's corporate boards.

With the bill's passage in the Assembly and a vote potentially in the Senate happening today, the Electronic Frontier Foundation called on California residents to tell their lawmakers to support the bill.

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California's state Assembly is attempting to turn back time on net neutrality by voting yesterday to approve a controversial bill that brings the state closer to enacting the Obama-era Federal net neutrality laws that were gutted by the FCC earlier this year.

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". Pai's rules shift enforcement for violations to the Federal Trade Commission instead.

Jonathan Spalter, the president and CEO of the industry group USTelecom spoke out against the legislation in a statement according to NBC.

"The internet must be governed by a single, uniform and consistent national policy framework, not state-by-state piecemeal approaches".

"SB822 sets the standard for other states to follow".

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