SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced July 17 that he opposes the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposal to repeal net neutrality rules.

Net neutrality rules allow consumers to access all online content at the same speed. Without net neutrality, Internet service providers (ISPs) could interfere or manipulate this access by favoring or blocking products or websites at their discretion or by forcing companies to pay for faster internet speeds for their content.

“I vigorously oppose the FCC’s attempt to gut the net neutrality rules,” Becerra said. “All consumers should have free, open and equal access to the Internet. When Internet service providers dictate the speed at which websites load, no one benefits but internet service providers. 

"As the attorney general of California, a state that’s home to countless start-ups and technology giants alike, I know that net neutrality rules represent freedom and opportunity, innovation and fairness. I urge the FCC to do what’s right and keep the net neutrality rules in place.”

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