California Net Neutrality Measure Advances, As Firefighters Complain Of Throttling

"“Net neutrality is actually a lot broader than just protecting businesses,” says Barbara van Schewick, director of Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society. “If it had been in effect, the Santa Clara Fire Department would have an avenue to ask for help in resolving this problem.”

Van Schewick says the federal rules, repealed in June, allowed consumers to complain about deceptive practices and gave federal regulators wide latitude to investigate malfeasance. The California measure would allow the state Attorney General to take up that role."