California Open Internet Bill Threatens ISPs, Cable Companies

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California Open Internet Bill

Is California bill, the ultimate measure to restore net neutrality?

If broadband and cable companies think that they have already won, they should better think again. When the FCC filed in the federal registry its decision to repeal net neutrality doesn’t mean that the fight is over. The struggle has just started and, the California open internet bill will make a stand.

ISPs and cable company are concerned about the California open internet bill because of its tougher rules. Lobby group representatives from AT&T, Comcast, Charter, and other cable firms cringe on the petition that could execute the weightiest net neutrality rule in the nation.

The California open internet bill, also known as SB 822, will enforce the 2015 Open Internet Bill. It will also prohibit paid zero-rating compromises. This is a practice where telcos or broadband provider impose fees on online services for the data cap privileges.

State Sen. Scott D. Wiener articulated the California open internet bill. Several prominent people support it including former FCC chiefs Tom Wheeler, Gloria Tristani, and Michael Copps.

“California is stepping up into a void to make sure people don’t lose the protections they
have,” Wheeler commented during a Friday interview.

Mayors from some of the largest California cities have expressed their support as well. Add to that are the signed letters of not less than 52,000 residents that back the bill with 14 c0-advocates. The stricter rules of the California open internet bill will give ISPs and cable providers a hard time.

The rules can be reflected too in the Decenternet platform. There will be no chance of blocking, throttling, and employment of paid prioritization. Moreover, it does not create slow or fast lanes internet connection.

In fact, the connection does not slow down over time. Simultaneously, consumers will have unrestricted access to the decentralized and traditional website. They can communicate freely online with their rights still intact and personal data confidential.


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