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Telecom groups end fight against California net neutrality

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Posted at 9:21 AM, May 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-05 12:21:54-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Telecommunications industry groups have ended their bid to block California’s net neutrality law that prevents broadband providers from throttling service.

In a federal court filing in Sacramento Wednesday, the groups and California Attorney General Rob Bonta jointly agreed to dismiss the case. The move follows a January federal appeals court decision allowing enforcement of the 2018 law.

The measure bans internet providers from slowing down or blocking access to websites and applications that don’t pay for premium service.

Bonta calls the move a victory that will secure an open internet for California's 40 million residents.