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Free speech “hypocrisy” won’t end with a new FCC or new administration 30 October 2020, by Steve Blum -

Open internet dont tread on me 2

It’s an odd twist of logic that says the Federal Communications Commission can’t regulate Internet service or facilities, but it can be the Internet content cop. But that’s the position that FCC chair Ajit Pai is taking in regards to what is known as Section 230 – a bit ... continue reading »

CPUC (sorta) offers $73 million subsidy kicker to RDOF bidders 29 October 2020, by Steve Blum -

Cpuc rdof kicker map 28oct2020

Internet service providers that win federal subsidies in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) auction for particular census block groups (CBGs) may be eligible for at least $73 million in supplemental subsidies from the California Advanced Services Fund. And maybe twice that much.

Probably.

Yesterday, the California Public Utilities Commission defined – at least to a useful extent – how much money ... continue reading »

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