The Trump administration on Sunday sued California immediately after the state's governor, Jerry Brown, had signed a bill that introduces even stronger net-neutrality protections than the Obama-era rules repealed a year ago. The Justice Department is seeking to block it. In light of the FCC's more recent deregulatory order, federal officials are asking for California's net neutrality law to be invalidated, and industry groups are expected to join the effort.
The law also marks the latest challenge between Brown's administration and President Donald Trump's Republicans, who have already clashed over environmental and immigration regulations.
The U.S. Senate voted in May to reinstate the net neutrality rules, but the measure is unlikely to be approved by the House of Representatives and the White House also opposes it.
In January, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra pushed back against the FCC's repeal of net neutrality, along with 21 other states.
California's new net neutrality law prohibits slowing down or blocking access to content and a ban on zero rating.
California's net neutrality law may have been inspired by the problems they encountered during their horrific wildfires this summer.
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"This is a big day for net neutrality", said Robert Cruickshank, campaign director at the advocacy group Demand Progress.
Pai again pointed to a recent decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit that he argues "reaffirmed that state regulation of information services is preempted by federal law".
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.
"An agency that has no power to regulate has no power to preempt the states", she said.
"California should focus on ensuring that its [attorney general] can deploy that existing authority effectively, rather than wasting everyone's time on a lawsuit the state is sure to lose", Szóka said. But after howls of outrage online from the grassroots, the bill later passed with all the key protections Since California is the world's fifth leading economy, SB 822 has implications for the entire nation. Consequently, numerous other 25-odd states mulling over passing their own net-neutrality laws are undoubtedly going to keep tabs on the outcome of this trial, making this crucial to the fate of net-neutrality in the U.S. The Department of Justice says that the new California law goes against the federal governments desire to deregulate the internet by creating anti-consumer requirements.