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Statement: Joint Lawsuit Against California State Internet Bill

Background: USTelecom, CTIA, NCTA and ACA – representing America’s broadband providers – have today filed a joint lawsuit in federal court challenging the State of California’s Internet Bill (SB 822).

The following statement is for attribution to USTelecom, CTIA, NCTA and ACA:

“The nation’s broadband providers are the innovation engine of America’s digital economy and remain committed to an open internet for consumers. We oppose California’s action to regulate internet access because it threatens to negatively affect services for millions of consumers and harm new investment and economic growth. Republican and Democratic administrations, time and again, have embraced the notion that actions like this are preempted by federal law. We believe the courts will continue to uphold that fundamental principle. Meanwhile, we will continue our work to ensure Congress adopts bipartisan legislation to create a permanent framework for protecting the open internet that consumers expect and deserve.”

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Brian Weiss, VP of Media Affairs | 202.326.7226 | [email protected]

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