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BREAKING: California Legislature Passes Strongest Net Neutrality Bill in the Country

Courage Campaign: “California Is Now Leading the Way in Protecting Access to the Internet and the Free Flow of Information Online”

CALIFORNIA — Moments ago, the California State Assembly passed SB822, California’s Net Neutrality bill that would prohibit broadband providers from charging access fees to internet content companies and “zero rating” their own services.

In reaction to the news, Eddie Kurtz, executive director of the California-based Courage Campaign, praised the Legislature:

“We applaud the leadership of Sen. Scott Wiener, Sen. Kevin de Leon, Asm. Rob Bonta, and Asm. Miguel Santiago, and the 61 Assemblymembers that voted for this bill — they have done California and the country a great service by passing the most powerful Net Neutrality legislation in the country. Their courageous stand against some of the largest, wealthiest, and most powerful corporations in the country — AT&T, Comcast and Verizon — and the bipartisan support they generated for this legislation is inspirational and an example for other states to follow.

“With the strongest net neutrality legislation in the country, California is leading the way in guaranteeing access to the internet for all. Protecting access to the internet and the free flow of information online is critical to our democracy and this bill is an important first step to reinstating net neutrality across America.”

“We expect Governor Brown to show similar leadership and swiftly sign this legislation into law after it passes the State Senate.”
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Courage California, formerly Courage Campaign, works to unite communities organizing for progressive change, fight the forces of corruption, and hold our representatives to account in order to ensure that California’s elected officials act with courage. Our community of members envision California as a model of progressive, equitable, and truly representative democracy that sets the standard for our country.


Angela Chavez