Gov. Jerry Brown now has until September 30 to sign the bill into law. Also banned is zero-rating, or when ISPs offer free data, but only for the use of specific apps or services, in turn favoring certain companies over others.
The Republican-led Federal Communications Commission voted to overturn Obama-era net neutrality protections earlier this year. However last week that same committee voted through the bill with numerous protections originally in it restored. The FCC rebuttal said the US shouldn't operate under an "unwieldy patchwork of regulations".
Net neutrality was in the national spotlight last week when Verizon was reported to have slowed the speed of the Santa Clara County Fire Department's wireless data. Almost three dozen states have introduced bills to replace the defunct regulations, and three states have already approved them.
For months, net neutrality proponents have advocated for the bill's passage-the bill would bar internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking, speeding up, or slowing down internet traffic-and have called it a "gold standard" bill for states looking to pass laws in light of the FCC's decision previous year.
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The bill was proposed by Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat from San Francisco.
Internet providers including Comcast and AT&T have lobbied against the law, and claim it could raise internet prices.
Earlier today, California Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell) withdrew a bill that would have outlaws the sale of any service, including certain forms of advertising, meant to change an individual's sexuality or gender identity.
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Utility workers would get protections for their jobs, salaries, benefits and pensions as part of a measure allowing California power companies to raise electric bills to cover the cost of lawsuits from last year's deadly wildfires. Jerry Brown's office in light of the proposal garnering similar support Thursday by lawmakers in the California Legislature's lower house. Approved under Democratic Chairman Tom Wheeler in 2015, the regulations barred providers from blocking or slowing internet content, and paved the way for tough new digital privacy protections for consumers.
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Pai's critics have launched a multi-pronged effort to reverse that move, filing lawsuits in federal court, demanding a congressional vote to overrule the FCC and pushing for state legislation - such as California's. On Wednesday, the State Assembly passed a bill-the first of its kind in the USA -that would require such companies to change that. Broadband-industry-backed groups such as CALinnovates and the Congress of California Seniors argued against it.
"Fundamentally, net neutrality is that we as individuals get to decide where to go on the internet as opposed to being told", he said.
Without strong rules, say companies such as Eventbrite and Vimeo, internet providers could engage in anticompetitive behavior that harms smaller online companies, reducing consumer choices.
"ISPs have tried hard to gut and kill this bill, pouring money and robocalls into California", said Katharine Trendacosta, policy analyst for Electronic Frontier Foundation, in a letter to supporters after the Assembly vote.
Lawmakers in California are sending legislation to Gov. The repeal came as a great win for internet providers.