Net Neutrality

California Update for Friday, July 6, 2018

Jul 6, 2018
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• A couple of weeks after gutting a California net neutrality bill over the objections of its author, a state Assemblyman and that author announced a deal to restore the measure’s restrictions on Internet providers.

• Favorable weather has helped crews fighting the County Fire in Yolo and Napa counties.

Find current information for County Fire HERE.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Drew Sandsor.

California Update for Friday, June 22, 2018

Jun 22, 2018
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• Proponents of an initiative headed for the November ballot that would give Californians new Internet privacy rights have reached a deal with state lawmakers.

 

• A bill that moves California toward eliminating daylight saving time is on its way to the Governor’s desk. Proponents of the change say shifting the clock is bad for our health.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Sammy Caiola.

California Update for Thursday, June 21, 2018

Jun 21, 2018
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• A push for California to establish its own “net neutrality” doctrine, after the Trump administration rescinded federal rules, has technically advanced in the state Legislature. But the bill’s author says his proposal has been “eviscerated."

• The hostile takeover of the net neutrality bill isn’t the first time the California Legislature has obliterated a measure without an author’s consent. But similar power plays in recent years haven't always worked.

California Update for Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Apr 17, 2018
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• The battle to save net neutrality comes to California today – after the Trump administration repealed Obama-era rules designed to make sure internet service providers can't play favorites.

Today's reporting by Suzanne Potter.

California Update for Monday, April 16, 2018

Apr 16, 2018
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• Some California Democrats are trying to pass their own Internet laws in response to the Trump Administration's rollback of Net Neutrality rules enacted under President Obama.

• Lawmakers seek to alleviate emergency room overcrowding by sending people in mental health crisis or under the influence of drugs and alcohol to destinations other than the hospital.

Today's reporting by Sally Schilling and Sammy Caiola.

California Update for Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Jan 30, 2018

• The California Senate has voted to impose its own version of net neutrality on the state.

• The Department of Water Resources announced today that contractors who receive water from the State Water Project will get more than originally thought.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Ezra David Romero.

sign for net neutrality
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Net neutrality is dead. The FCC has voted to remove rules that require internet giants like Comcast and AT&T to treat all traffic the same.

They’ll now be able create a fast lane for companies like Netflix and a slow lane for that new app being created in a Silicon Valley garage. News director Steve Mencher talked with Tara Sharp, head of marketing at local ISP Sonic about what it all means.

Read more at the New York Times.