"net neutrality"

California is planning a technology conference to help it fight wildfires

by Benjamin Freed • 2 weeks ago

After the most destructive and deadly year for wildfires in recent memory, state officials will look to innovate ways to combat future blazes.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says state is ready to go to court with feds over net neutrality

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

"Bring it on," Inslee said at an event in Seattle on Tuesday.

California net neutrality bill signed into law, prompting immediate federal lawsuit

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

The U.S. Justice Department sued the state moments after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the legislation, which seeks to impose rules the FCC overturned in late 2017.

California Assembly approves bill restoring net neutrality rules

by Benjamin Freed • 4 months ago

The "gold standard" bill goes back to the State Senate for one final vote before it goes to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk — and faces a likely wave of legal challenges.

Montana lieutenant governor praises ‘transformative’ effect of IT on citizen services

by Jake Williams • 4 months ago

From a net neutrality policy to shared enterprise infrastructure agreements, IT is creating better and faster services for citizens, says Mike Cooney, deputy to Montana Gov. Steve Bullock.

Verizon agrees to stop throttling first responder data plans

by Benjamin Freed • 4 months ago

The phone company, accused of cutting off devices used by firefighters responding to the biggest wildfire in California history, says it will lift data-use limits on public safety customers during disasters.

Verizon throttled service for California firefighters responding to largest blaze in state's history

by Benjamin Freed • 4 months ago

When firefighters from Santa Clara County complained their department's mobile data connection had been capped, Verizon suggested they upgrade their wireless plan.

Palo Alto renews its quest to build a citywide fiberoptic network

by Benjamin Freed • 6 months ago

The municipal network would give residents the same quality of broadband service enjoyed by the Silicon Valley hub's biggest corporate neighbors, city CIO Jonathan Reichental told StateScoop.

California Senate passes 'gold standard' net neutrality bill, New York may follow

by Ryan Johnston • 6 months ago

It's the most comprehensive state-led effort countering the FCC's vote to repeal net neutrality.

New York and Chicago mayors herald resurgence of the city-state

by Benjamin Freed • 7 months ago

Speaking at a smart cities conference, Bill de Blasio and Rahm Emanuel said it's up to cities to fulfill responsibilities national governments have shirked.

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