CA net neutrality bill back on track


The bill enshrines not only the fundamentals of net neutrality, such as prohibiting ISPs from throttling or blocking sites, but also prohibits other telecom trickery, such as zero rating—a practice where companies provide access to certain parts of the internet for “free” and charge for others.

This is really heartening news, particularly the fact that it addresses anti-competitive practices like zero rating. I appreciate that the state government is taking up the challenge of addressing abuses by ISPs where the federal government has let things slide.