New York (The Verge) — Feds move to block California’s net neutrality law theverge.com/2020/8/6/21357….
The US Justice Department asked a federal judge to block California’s pivotal net neutrality law. The Federal Communications Commission reversed the internet regulations years ago, but states are hoping to replace them on their own.
In 2017, the Trump Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal the Obama-era internet regulations that barred internet service providers from throttling or blocking traffic and instituting paid fast lanes. In August 2018, California passed its own law upholding those net neutralityprinciples at the state level; now, the US government is seeking a preliminary injunction to block the law before the state is able to enforce it.
The Department of Justice filed suit against California soon after the law was passed, but the case was put on hold as legal challenges to the initial FCC order were adjudicated. With this latest request, the Justice Department is seeking to suspend implementation of the California law as the case proceeds. — Makena Kelly/@verge