By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 9-17-20

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed the state’s opposition to the Trump Administration’s request for a preliminary injunction to block California’s net neutrality law from going into effect.

Enforcement is “on hold,” as Becerra’s office points out, until the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of California rules on the various motions.

The FCC’s deregulation of internet access included a preemption of state regs that conflicted with that decision. But California passed its own tough net neutrality rules to fill what it saw as a regulatory void.

The government is seeking a preliminary injunction to block California from being able to enforce the law. In 2018, California agreed not to enforce its own state net neutrality law until a final court decision on the FCC repeal.

The California filing this week argues that the FCC had no authority to either preempt state net neutrality laws or to impose a federal access deregulatory policy binding on the states. » Read More