California close to enacting nation's strongest net neutrality law

Accenture CEO Diversity is critical

Accenture CEO Diversity is critical

Governor Jerry Brown, also a Democrat, has not yet said if he would sign the bill into law.

Utility workers would get protections for their jobs, salaries, benefits and pensions as part of a measure allowing California power companies to raise electric bills to cover the cost of lawsuits from last year's deadly wildfires.

It shares that definition with the latest version of Senate Bill 838, which is authored by state Sen.

State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, left, receives congratulations from Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, center, and Sen. "California right now has a one-size fits all approach to last call where every bar and night club and restaurant in the state has to stop serving at 2 a.m., whether you're in downtown LA or in rural area". "Zero rating" is the practice where internet providers can choose which outlets do not count against the monthly data cap, effectively giving advanced privileges to select group of partners.

The bill was opposed by internet service providers and some chambers of commerce, which prefer federal regulations because they say state-by-state rules can be confusing and tough to implement. New York State is considering a net neutrality law that mirrors the California Bill.

More than 20 states are suing the FCC to overturn the agency's decision on net neutrality.

Franklin dressed in blue for last public viewing
I was able to visit with her a few times there at the apartment and to hold her hand and to YouTube my dad singing Joy Bells. Aretha Franklin laid in repose in a different outfit for the final public open-casket viewing before her funeral.

Lindsay Chestnut of Baltimore holds a sign that reads "I like My Internet Like I Like my Country Free & Open" as she protests near the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in Washington, Dec. 14, 2017, where the FCC is scheduled to meet and vote on net neutrality.

Senate Bill 822 heads back to the state Senate, which must look at amendments introduced to the bill after senators endorsed it in May. Assembly Bill 2943 had already passed the Assembly and Senate and was one vote away from the governor's desk. Through their trade group, USTelecom, broadband providers lobbied against the Bill, warning that the rules on their management of traffic would stifle innovation and hinder business models.

More: Net-neutrality is over.

In a statement from the state Senate's most recent analysis, Calderon said the state needs to create an environment that encourages entrepreneurs and innovators to develop around blockchain if it is to continue to be a "global leader in fostering innovation and new technology".

"Internet users are still royally pissed off about the FCC's repeal", said Evan Greer, deputy director of Fight for the Future, a consumer advocacy group.

AB 2888 would expand who can file for one of California's Gun Violence Restraining Orders, adding coworkers, employers, and school employees to the list that now includes family members and police.

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