California To Declare Its Own Net Neutrality Procedures

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Net Neutrality Procedures

Today, the Senate is poised to vote on net neutrality procedures specified by the state. The law would disable cable and broadband providers from the practice of blocking, throttling. It will also avert them from granting access to users to certain sites without consuming their data caps while compelling consumers to pay for data for access to sites operated by rivals.

California State Sen. Scott Weiner introduced the bill to counteract the FCC’s decision to repeal the Obama-era net neutrality procedures. Even if the repeal takes places on June 11, the SB 822 will not be affected and will be implemented in the state. If endorsed, it is possible that it will be mirrored in other states.

If that would be the case, cable and broadband companies should beware and should start behaving. The bill will greatly threaten them because they could not put into practice their unscrupulous maneuvers to gain more profit for not providing excellent customer service. Even the former FCC chief Tom Wheeler endorsed the California net neutrality bill.

According to the EFF, SB 822 is considered a gold standard for states seeking to protect net neutrality procedures. The New York state even partnered with California to strengthen the bill. The foundation and other advocates congregate to urge legislators to protect the open internet and not the interests of ISPs such as AT&T and Comcast.

There are specific types of paid prioritization that enable ISPs to establish fast and slow lanes. It could either impose a fee to assure companies quicker access to internet users. Or they could ascertain that their own content is delivered better or faster to generate extra income from their subscribers.

At the Decenternet platform, there are no fast or slow lanes. It strictly observes net neutrality procedures to serve its users better. It provides them countless access to different websites where they can freely communicate online. Besides, there is no paid prioritization since all contents are treated equally.

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