Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against the State of California for Blocking the Recently Approved Federal Law On Net Neutrality

"Save the net" a protester against the net neutrality on the Internet on December 2017. Credit: Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Donald Trump's government demanded on Sunday the state of California by the new law imposing protections net neutrality.

The lawsuit was filed Sunday by the US Justice Department about an hour after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed last year the rules that prevent Internet companies exert more control over what people look and see on the Internet.

California law seeks to restore those rules.  The government dismantles internet neutrality threatening their equal access.

The lawsuit argues that the California approach is "illegal and against the consumer" because it imposes costly regulations on the internet and goes against the approach of the federal government.  - Said Jeff Sessions
Attorney General of the United States, Jeff Sessions, says he will defend the position of the federal government.  Earlier, the governor of California, Jerry Brown signed the measure that requires Internet providers to maintain a level playing field online.

With approval, proponents of net neutrality movement expected the home state of the global technology industry had national implications. The lawsuit filed on Sunday, remains to be seen.