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AFP Applauds California’s Agreement Not to Enforce Internet Regulations

Oct 26, 2018 by AFP

Arlington, VA – Americans for Prosperity (AFP) today praised California’s decision not to enforce its new internet regulation law pending the resolution of a petition for review of the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and any subsequent proceedings before the U.S. Supreme Court.

AFP Policy Manager David Barnes issued the following statement:

“California should never have attempted to enforce its burdensome internet regulations in the first place. The internet isn’t a dystopian wasteland as proponents of so-called net neutrality claimed it would be after the FCC’s action last year to remove needless regulations. In fact, broadband investment is up, and the internet is just as accessible as it has ever been.”

Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) recently signed “net neutrality” legislation reinstating the late Obama-era rules that the Federal Communications Commission reversed last year. California’s law goes even further than the Obama rules by banning “zero-rating” plans that exempt certain apps from consumer data limits.

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