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Internet industry groups sue California over net neutrality law

They're following the federal government in filing suit against the state.
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Industry groups representing AT&T, Charter, Comcast and Verizon among others have joined the Justice Department in suing California over the state's new net neutrality law. The groups said the legislation is a "classic example of unconstitutional state regulation" and asked the court to block the law before it takes effect January 1st, Reuters reports.

California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 822 into law Sunday, to restore some key net neutrality protections. But, almost as soon as the governor put pen to paper, the federal government sued the state, with US Attorney General Jeff Sessions claiming the "legislature has enacted an extreme and illegal state law attempting to frustrate federal policy." A hearing in that case is set to take place November 14th in Sacramento.

In December, the Federal Communications Commission voted to strike down net neutrality rules. Several states and trade groups have pushed back against the move, while there are some efforts to enshrine net neutrality into federal law.

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