California delays its net neutrality law for federal suit

Last month the California Governor Jerry Brown signed the toughest net neutrality bill into law. However, the US Department of Justice and industry groups representing companies like AT&T, Charter and Verizon filed suits to block its new net neutrality from taking effect. Today California Attorney General Xavier Becerra entered into an agreement with the parties suing California over its net neutrality law to stay the litigation and temporarily delay implementation of the law. This agreement will remain in effect until after another lawsuit filed against the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) over its rollback of the Obama-era net neutrality rules is resolved, currently pending in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In a statement, California state Senator Scott Wiener, the principal author of the law, said that while he want to see the law put into effect, he understands why Becerra agreed to the delay and added that “after the DC Circuit appeal is resolved, the litigation relating to California’s net neutrality law will then move forward”.

Originally published at GIP Digital Watch

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