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Judge won't block California net neutrality law, paving the way for likely appeals

By Mike Swift
  • 23 Feb 2021 20:50
  • 24 Feb 2021 11:20

California’s net neutrality law can’t be blocked by a group of industry groups that represent consumer broadband providers, a federal judge in Sacramento ruled today, likely kicking off an appeals process over whether a state can regulate interstate communications such as the Internet.
Ruling from the bench after a two-hour

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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