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Statement: Net Neutrality Bill in California State Senate

Background: Today, the California State Senate advanced SB 822 to impose heavy handed regulations on internet service providers operating in the state. The legislation will next head to California Governor Jerry Brown.

The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom:

“Broadband providers strongly support net neutrality, but SB 822 undercuts California’s long history as a vibrant catalyst for innovation and technology. The internet must be governed by a single, uniform and consistent national policy framework, not state-by-state piecemeal approaches. Governor Brown should use his veto pen on this legislation, and Congress should step in to legislate and provide consumer protections that will resolve this issue once and for all.”

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