California can enforce its Net Neutrality laws

A Crushing Defeat for Net NeutralityA Crushing Defeat for Net Neutrality


“When you have to deal with legislation drafted in 1934 in 2021, I don’t think anyone is well served… That is Congress’s job. They have to keep up with what is going on in the real world.” So ordered federal judge John A. Mendez. This is great news for California, which can now enforce its Net Neutrality law, written after the previous administration killed the proposed national Net Neutrality regulations.

Just a few weeks ago, the Biden administration withdrew the federal government’s challenge to the California law, leaving the telecom industry to fight California on its own. Remember when I said, “You gotta love a law that big corporations hate?” Get ready for the California Internet Consumer Protection and Net Neutrality Act of 2018, also known as SB-822.

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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