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California delays enforcing its new net neutrality law

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Supporters of net neutrality protest outside a Federal Building in Los Angeles, California on November 28, 2017. Photo: Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images

California has agreed not to enforce its new net neutrality law until the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals reaches a decision on the legal challenge of the FCC's decision to overturn federal net neutrality rules.

Why it matters: It's a setback for net neutrality advocates, but FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement that California's agreement to delay demonstrates "that there is no urgent problem that these regulations are needed to address." Telecom companies reiterated their call for Congress to adopt national legislation.

Go deeper: California vs. Trump on net neutrality

Cities challenge FCC in court on 5G order

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FCC Building. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

A number of cities are taking the Federal Communications Commission to court, arguing the agency exceeded its authority in limiting local review of cell sites as part of a 5G order.

What's at stake: The FCC says it wants to streamline things to allow a fast, smooth rollout of the next generation of cellular technology, while cities say they should retain authority to set standards and fees for cellular equipment placed in public right-of-ways.

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