By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 2-8-21

The Biden Justice Department has dropped the Trump Justice Department’s challenge to California’s net neutrality law.

The court issued a one line statement: “Plaintiff the United States of America, by and through its counsel, hereby gives notice of its voluntary dismissal of this case.”

Congressional Democrats had pressed the new administration to drop their support of the legal challenge.

DOJ under Trump had argued that the FCC elimination of rules against blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization preempted California’s attempt to reinstate them in that state, an argument ISPs made in joining DOJ in that legal challenge before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.  » Read More