However, two weeks ago, Democratic Party member Miguel Santiago revised the bill during the committee's deliberations. The move was accused by interest groups, and Santiago was accused of being affected by large-scale donations from the communications industry. But according to Scott Wiener, the founder of the bill, he has reached an agreement with Santiago to restore the previous terms, which paved the way through the country's most powerful online legislation.
Wiener told the media early on July 7th local time: "We need to make sure that the Internet is an open field that everyone can access. Those companies that provide Internet access services are not picking winners or losers."
Not surprisingly, the telecommunications industry is not interested in this set of bills. CTIA, the main lobbying group in the telecommunications industry, said in a statement that although California has benefited from innovation and investment in the United States for decades, SB 822 is a flawed and unfriendly approach to consumers.
If the bill is finally passed in both houses and eventually signed into law, it will likely face a complex legal battle from telecom operators. According to the FCC's then regulations, the committee's network neutrality rules take precedence over any state law, which means that the California bill may be invalid.