With just over 48 hours left before the deadline for California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign the nation’s gold standard net neutrality bill into law and restore the protections repealed by the Republican-controlled FCC last year, a coalition of open internet advocacy groups delivered 90,000 signatures to Brown’s office on Thursday demanding that he reject the aggressive lobbying efforts of telecom giants and sign SB 822 without further delay.
“We urge Governor Brown to swiftly sign SB822 into law and send a powerful message that net neutrality is here to stay.”
—Jonathan Schwantes, Consumers Union
“When Trump’s FCC gave up its role in defending internet users in favor of enriching Big Telecom, Californians stepped up to protect the future of the internet,” Brandy Doyle, campaign manager of CREDO Action, said in a statement. “Net neutrality is a priority for Californians. It’s time for Gov. Brown to stand with us in fighting back against the Trump FCC’s attack on the open internet and sign SB 822 into law.”
“With the repeal of federal net neutrality rules in full effect, time is of the essence,” added Jonathan Schwantes, senior policy counsel for Consumers Union. “We urge Governor Brown to swiftly sign SB822 into law and send a powerful message that net neutrality is here to stay.”
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