The news: California’s senate voted last Friday to approve the state’s strict net neutrality rules. Since it had already been passed by the state assembly, it now only awaits Governor Jerry Brown’s signature. "We passed the strongest net neutrality standards in the nation," San Francisco Democrat Scott Wiener said in a statement.
What it does: The bill would reinstate many of the previous regulations that were repealed by the Federal Communications Commission last year. Assuming it becomes law, service providers will not be able to slow down or limit access to specific websites or applications.