Jimmy Dore: California Democrats Just Made The Death Of Net Neutrality Much Worse
CA Democrats just slammed through a bill that creates the worst gutting of Net Neutrality in the country -- all for their buddies the ISPs (Comcast, et al). Yes, you heard that right - the freakin' Democrats.
- ISPs can charge websites and small businesses "access fees" to reach customers, blocking any website that does not pay.
- ISPs can block any website content as it enters its network
- ISPs can throttle entire classes of applications (ex all online games or all online voice calls)
- and more.
I don't know if these rules apply outside of CA. But considering CA is the 5th largest economy in the world, this is really shitty news for Mom & Pop websites.