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Net Neutrality
« on: October 02, 2018, 04:24:48 pm »
Washington and Oregon have used State level regulation to institute net neutrality. The State of California, currently the fifth largest economy in the world (bigger than the United Kingdom, just passed a net neutrality bill (contained in several hundred pages of legalese) and is being sued by the Department of Justice in an attempt to stop a wave of state level net neutrality protections (currently 23 state Attorney generals, and 30 state legislatures, pushing for laws blocking the recent Federal repeal of of net neutrality protections). The bill prevents internet service providers ("ISP's") from blocking/slowing down or charging higher fees for select online content,and polices anti-competitive abuse of usage caps, and aims to preserve free speech by prohibiting ISPs from blocking content (blocking content is common in China, Russia and North Korea) to name a few of the bill's aims/goals.

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