In December of 2017, contrary to the will of millions of Americans, the FCC made the decision to abandon net neutrality protections. On the first day of business in the California state legislature, State Sen. Scott Wiener introduced a bill that would bring back those protections and more for Californians.
S.B. 822 would make getting state money or using state resources contingent on the ISP adhering to net neutrality principles. This includes the practices the FCC banned in the 2015 Open Internet Order—blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization—and picks up where the FCC left off by also tackling the practice of zero rating. This bill is a gold standard of net neutrality legislation and its passage would give California the strongest protections in the country.
Naturally, big ISPs like Comcast, AT&T, and Spectrum (née Time Warner Cable) don’t want to see this pass. That’s why we’re rallying in support of this bill before its hearings in front of the members of the state senate Utilities and Energy Committee and Judiciary Committee.
Californians: use the tool below to send tweets to the members of these committees to tell them to secure a free and open Internet for your state.
Tell California's State Senators to Stand up for Net Neutrality