You gotta love a law big corporations hate!

A Crushing Defeat for Net NeutralityA Crushing Defeat for Net Neutrality


Want to know when a law is good for you? When big business sues the government to challenge it. If you’re familiar with Net Neutrality, you know that the Obama Administration was pushing six principles that would define a free and open internet. The Trump Administration threw them out. California was so mad about it that it wrote its own Net Neutrality law, which the Trump Administration and a bunch of cable and telecom trade associations sued to overturn.

The Biden Administration has now withdrawn the complaint, but the case will continue because the cable and telecom industry associations hate it. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said, “This action affirms the importance of a free and open internet to maintain a competitive marketplace and a fair democracy. We will keep fighting in court to defend net neutrality for all Californians.”

You gotta love a law that big corporations hate, but the devil is in the details.

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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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