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On Wednesday, the US Justice Department asked a federal judge to block California’s pivotal net neutrality law, according to Reuters.
In 2017, the Trump Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal the Obama-era internet regulations that barred internet service providers from throttling or blocking traffic and instituting paid fast lanes. In August 2018, California passed its own law upholding those net neutrality principles at the state level; now, the US government is seeking a preliminary injunction to block the law before the state is able to enforce it.
The Department of Justice filed suit against California soon after the law was passed, but the case was put on hold as legal challenges to the initial FCC order were…tech, The Verge