California Net Neutrality Act Advances

California Net Neutrality Act Advances

Posted April 26th, 2018 by seanm

California State Legislature Advances SB 822 - California Net Neutrality Act

Following passage in the Senate Utilities and Communications Committee last week
SB 822 (Weiner) "California Net Neutrality Act" was considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday April 24, 2018. The measure was passed (5-2) with constructive amendment and re-referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Access Humboldt is following the legislative proceedings for SB 822, providing excerpted video archives online and programming coverage on local channels for community media in Humboldt County.

Access Humboldt's executive director Sean Taketa McLaughlin said, "We thank our State Senator Mike McGuire for his important role in supporting universal access to open and secure networks. SB 822 will provide real and meaningful protections for open networks that enable us to 'seek, receive and impart information and ideas' as is our fundamental human right. Folks are encouraged to contact all your elected officials and let them know that you support Open Internet policies for local, state and federal jurisdictions."

Archived TV coverage of the California Senate Committee proceedings on SB 822 are online here:

- California Senate Committee on Judiciary SB-822 Hearing 4-24-18

- California Senate Committee on Utilities & Communications SB-822 Hearing 4-17-2018

For more information contact: Sean Taketa McLaughlin, e:


Access Humboldt is a non-profit, community media & broadband access organization serving the residents and local jurisdictions of Humboldt County on the North Coast of California USA, managing resources that include: cable access TV channels; KZZH FM 96.7 community radio; a wide area broadband network with dedicated optic fiber connections to twenty locations serving local jurisdictions and community anchor institutions; broadband access wireless networks; a Community Media Center with studio and other production equipment and training on the Eureka High School campus; and ongoing operational support for public, educational and governmental access media services.


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