Showdown looms as states resurrect net neutrality rules

"“There’s a lot of confusion about why people care so much about what California is doing,” said Barbara van Schewick, director of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford University’s law school.

“California is the fifth largest economy in the world and the most populous state. So if all of California is covered by net neutrality, that makes a big difference," she said. "But the California net neutrality bill is the first one that includes all of the protections in the 2015 order.”"