By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 2-24-21

Net neutrality fans inside the Beltway are celebrating a Judge’s decision to allow California’s net neutrality law to go into effect.

The law passed the California legislature, but enforcement had been delayed until the legal challenges from the Trump Justice Department – the Biden Justice Department withdrew its challenge – and ISPs.

“This is a long-overdue victory for the open internet and California’s right to protect consumers online,” said Joshua Stager, senior counsel at New America’s Open Technology Institute. “Sacramento legislators passed a net neutrality law in 2018 to ensure that Californians get the internet service they paid for without unreasonable interference from their provider. We look forward to this law finally taking effect to help the millions of Californians who need the open internet to get through ongoing public health, economic, and climate crises. It’s time for the federal government to restore net neutrality for all Americans.”  » Read More