On Wednesday, August 19, the U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief urging District Court to grant preliminary injunction blocking California’s net neutrality law, SB-822. The U.S. Chamber filed the brief jointly with the California Chamber of Commerce, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, Telecommunications Industry Association, and CALinnovates.
“The Chamber is a proponent of a free and open Internet, and it supports congressional legislation to promote net-neutrality principles in a way that protects consumers and provides regulatory certainty. At the same time, the Chamber opposes efforts to treat the Internet like a public utility or legislation that would create a disparate patchwork of state laws. The California Internet Consumer Protection and Net Neutrality Act of 2018 (SB-822) would do both of those things.”