Access to legal content is the fundamental right of everyone who uses the internet. California is struggling to make it easy for the whole state. However, it would take some time due to legal formalities.
California is ready to suspend the enforcement of its cutting-edge net neutrality law, nationwide. Law’s sponsor Sen. Scott Wiener has confirmed the delay of the deal between state authorities and Federal Communication Commission (FCC), as California state officials seemed to wait for the court orders in this matter. Further, the law for net neutrality bill would probably be executed next year from the January 1.
FCC chairman Ajit Pai considered this delay as a triumph of the commission and declared that:
“This substantial concession reflects the strength of the case made by the United States earlier this month.”
“It also demonstrates, contrary to the claims of the law’s supporters, that there is no urgent problem that these regulations are needed to address.” He added.
On the contrary, in today’s press release the senator Scott Wiener defended the verdict and said:
“Of course, I very much want to see California’s net neutrality law go into effect immediately, in order to protect access to the internet. Yet, I also understand and support the Attorney General’s rationale for allowing the DC Circuit appeal to be resolved before we move forward to defend our net neutrality law in court. After the DC Circuit appeal is resolved, the litigation relating to California’s net neutrality law will then move forward.”
“I look forward to successful litigation on this issue and to the restoration of strong net neutrality protections in our state,” Wiener added.
The FCC’s rules included the preemption clause that forbids the states to pass their net neutrality law. However, many experts resisted the FCC clause and considered it unenforceable.
“I am confident that the FCC’s authority to preempt such state laws will be upheld, along with our proven market-based framework for protecting Internet openness, investment, and innovation nationwide,” Pai mentioned in his statement.
This verdict had already been predicted by some experts. The previous debate is just highlighting the concerns of both the parties regarding new net neutrality rules. However, the latest news is that the people of California would be entertained with new net neutrality rules from the very first day of the next year.
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