Attorney General Bonta Secures Decision Allowing California’s Net Neutrality Law to Remain in Effect

Friday, January 28, 2022
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OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today secured a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit allowing California’s net neutrality law to remain in effect while litigation is ongoing. This decision will protect Californians from blocking, throttling, zero-rating, and other anti-competitive practices that the net neutrality law was adopted to address. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California had previously denied a motion for preliminary injunction brought by a group of trade associations representing broadband providers attempting to block enforcement of the law. Today’s decision reaffirms this denial.

“Today’s decision secures net neutrality for California's 40 million residents, ensuring that internet service providers can't interfere with or limit what we do online,” said Attorney General Bonta. “As the pandemic continues to rage and our lives move more and more online, net neutrality has never been more essential for public health and safety, education, and our economy. This battle isn't over yet, but today’s victory should send a clear message: We won’t stop fighting to protect Californians’ access to a fair and open internet.” 

A copy of the decision can be found here.

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