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Golden State passes gold-standard net neutrality bill by 58-17

Jellied Eel Silver badge

Ah, Californian Wieners

(3) Requiring consideration, monetary or otherwise, from an edge provider, including, but not limited to, in exchange for any of the following:

(A) Delivering Internet traffic to, and carrying Internet traffic from, the Internet service provider’s end users.

(e) “Edge provider” means any individual or entity that provides any content, application, or service over the Internet, and any individual or entity that provides a device used for accessing any content, application, or service over the Internet.

Funny that. It's like the lobbying conducted by Google, Netflix etc never happened. So anyone providing Internet services to Californian users can't charge content providers for carriage. More amusingly, transit providers can't charge them either.

Oh.. dear. So assuming this 'gold standard' doesn't get shot down as being blatantly anti-competitive and anti-consumer, it doesn't bode well for California's users. If links to content providers get full, too bad. Edge providers can't be charged for upgrades, so users will have to be. Or California's suddenly full, and new ports will be offered outside the State.

But it's what the content providers wanted.. Don't bill us, bill someone else!

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