By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 8-17-20

California’s net neutrality law should be blocked because federal law pre-empts the state statute, the U.S. Justice Department argued in asking a federal judge to overturn a state law reviving many tenets of the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order.

The Justice Department said federal statutes pre-empt the net neutrality law passed in California’s capitol.

ACA Connects and other ISP organizations filed similar motions to put a hold on California enforcement of state law SB 822, the California Internet Consumer Protection and Net Neutrality Act, which they said conflicts with the 2018 Restoring Internet Freedom Order, the benchmark rule of the early Ajit Pai FCC. » Read More