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US Justice Department sued California over net neutrality

AFP
Published Oct 2, 2018, 3:09 am IST
Updated Oct 2, 2018, 3:09 am IST
On Sunday California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law that re-established net neutrality in his state.
. The law also marks the latest challenge between Brown’s administration and President Trump’s Republicans, who have already clashed over environmental and immigration regulations. (Representional Image) 
 . The law also marks the latest challenge between Brown’s administration and President Trump’s Republicans, who have already clashed over environmental and immigration regulations. (Representional Image) 

Washington: The US Justice Department on Sunday sued California to force it to abandon a law, passed earlier in the day, to protect “net neutrality” aimed at requiring all online data to be treated equally.

Rules governing online access have undergone numerous court challenges and regulatory moves over the past decade, and in December the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 along party lines to reverse a 2015 order which established net neutrality.

 

On Sunday California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law that re-established net neutrality in his state, the country's largest and wealthiest. The law also marks the latest challenge between Brown’s administration and President Trump’s Republicans, who have already clashed over environmental and immigration regulations. 

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