Net neutrality rules move past first hurdle in California

"Stanford Law School professor Barbara van Schewick countered that stance, saying internet providers could simply pay for the infrastructure themselves. Meanwhile, a lack of competition means residents in parts of the state have access to only one internet provider, a situation she says the lack of net neutrality regulations will exacerbate.

"The problem is not that we need to get them more money that they don't already have," she said. "The problem is that we don't have competition.""