SACRAMENTO (AP) — A San Francisco state senator has introduced legislation that looks to maintain net-neutrality rules recently scuttled by the Federal Communications Commission.
The bill by Democrat Scott Wiener sets up a likely showdown in the Legislature with the influential internet providers and, if it passes, in court with the Trump administration.READ MORE: Cal Fire Confirms Estrada Fire Sparked by Controlled Burn, Holding at 150 Acres; Evacuations Ordered
Wiener released the details Tuesday of a plan aimed at maintaining a level playing field on the Internet. It would prohibit internet providers from blocking or slowing data based on its content or from favoring data from companies that pay extra.READ MORE: Car Fleeing CHP Causes AC Transit Bus to Plow Into Oakland Home
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed the first state-level net neutrality law March 5.
Sally Aman, a spokeswoman for the broadband industry group USTelecom, says in a statement that the industry can’t have 50 different state regulations governing the internet.MORE NEWS: Marin County Judge Tentatively Rejects Cutting Inmate Crowding at San Quentin
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