Mar 07 2018
"We know that when D.C. fails to act, Washington state has to do so", Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said before signing the measure, the Associated Press reported. Washington state has stepped up to become the first to fully thumb its nose to the FCC by passing its own Net Neutrality protections.
Washington, home to tech giants Amazon and Microsoft, is the first state to pass a net neutrality law, negating the federal government's rollback of that internet-guiding policy.
The bill received strong bipartisan support in both chambers of the Legislature, overcoming the objections of opponents who said the state should wait for Congress to enact nationwide legislation. In December, the FCC reversed these net neutrality rules and last month published its new order in the Federal Register.
In order to create level playing field for all content creators and to overrule the control of the internet service provider, Jay Inslee, the governor of Washington signed a bill related that sets the rules for the net neutrality in the U.S.; thus becoming the first state in the USA to have its own net neutrality act. Washington also has authority to protect residents under its Consumer Protection Act. "It's allowed the free flow of information and ideas in one of the greatest demonstrations of free speech in our history".
High of 48 with strong winds in Longmont today
The winter weather is expected to continue on Tuesday , with a chance of precipitation throughout the day . Before a mix of snow and rain comes to the area on Tuesday , we can expect a couple of pleasant days.
Harvey Weinstein 'Casting Couch' Statue Pops Up in Hollywood
The all-gold statue features Weinstein sitting on his infamous casting couch , which is propped on top of a red carpet. Called Casting Couch , the statue was unveiled on Thursday by Los Angeles-based street artist Plastic Jesus.
UN Security Council adopts Russian-drafted resolution on renewal of Yemen sanctions
In Yemen, a Saudi-led coalition has been bombing since 2015 Iran-backed Shia Houthi rebels opposed to the internationally recognised government.
Inslee said he's confident the states are within their rights to regulate internet service even though the FCC says no.
The law will prohibit companies that offer internet services from blocking legal content, applications, services or non-harmful devices. And multiple governors, including in NY and Montana, have signed executive actions that prohibit internet service providers with state contracts from blocking or slowing data on their lines.
Ron Main, executive director of the Broadband Communications Association of Washington, which opposed the bill, said the cable companies his group represents have already pledged not to block legal content or engage in paid prioritization. The FCC's net neutrality repeal, however, isn't exactly a federal law, but a regulation from a federal agency. Washington's law will take effect June 6; however, the FCC's changes to its rules go into effect next month. It's likely ISPs will sue Washington state to find out if that works.
Mar 07 2018
Serena Williams has "high expectations" for Indian Wells
The competition was won by Ukraine's Elina Svitolina, who beat Shuai Zhang of China 10-3 in the final. The 23-time Grand Slam victor will face Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas in the first night match (10 p.m.
Mar 07 2018
Geneva Motor Show: BMW reveals M8 Grand Coupe Concept
BMW has just unveiled the new M8 Concept Gran Coupe and the first videos of the powerful foor-door coupe are now available. "The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe offers a look ahead to the most exotic and alluring variant of the new BMW 8 Series ".
Mar 06 2018
Modi's nationalist party notches win in key Indian state
But the BJP in its pre-election alliance chose Neiphiu Rio's new party and projected him as presumptive chief minister. However, shielding the party president, the Congress party asserted that it is not a crime to visit one's grandmother.
Mar 04 2018
Chinese, US senior officials highlight cooperation to settle trade disputes
But now, given that the proposal is unlikely to be stopped, that is something that will only become clearer over time . Shades of Mugabe, I hear you thinking, although Xi commands a country around a thousand times richer than Zimbabwe.
Mar 04 2018
Avalanche at California ski resort leaves 2 injured
In a video of the rescue effort, people can be seen digging with their hands and with shovels in an effort to help the man. Around 11:50 a.m. rescuers found that three people had been partially buried, but were able to free themselves.
Mar 03 2018
Gold prices dip as dollar remains strong on Powell's comments
Shares of the company, which sells dental and animal health products, dropped $7.49, or 23.7 percent, to $24.09. The yearly increase in the PCE was flat at 1.7% for the third month in a row, below the Fed's 2% target.
Feb 26 2018
Major quake shakes Papua New Guinea; no tsunami threat to Hawaii
He said social media posts reported blackouts and damage to buildings at Porgera, although he was not aware of any injuries. Geological Survey says the 7.5 magnitude quake was centered about 90 kilometers south of Porgera, in Enga province.
Feb 25 2018
Jimmy Butler suffers right knee injury, MRI scheduled Saturday
The Rockets were without guard Eric Gordon due to an illness, while Trevor Ariza made his return after a nine-game injured spell. Nikola Jokic had 28 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists before fouling out of the Nuggets' 129-119 victory against the Spurs.
Feb 25 2018
We can cope without Alderweireld, says Pochettino
You have to show that you are ready to fight. "Now he realises that he is so strong mentally", he added. Now he is a complete defender'.
Feb 25 2018
At least 13 injured after 'explosion' on board ferry at Mexico resort
Some of the injuries also included minor cuts and those affected in the incident were taken to a hospital for treatment. The blast has left one side of the ferry, which belongs to the Barcos Caribe company, completely destroyed.
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Feb 26 2018Rain and storms tonight; a pleasant finish to the weekend
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