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California considers text messaging tax to fund cell service for low-income residents

California state regulators have been ginning up a scheme to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor.

How San Jose’s 5G approach blocks broadband

Instead of embracing 5G, San Jose (CA) Mayor Sam Liccardo taxed it.  Beginning in 2015, the city sought up to $3,500 per year per small cell.

Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple ‘censored’ conservative content, $1 billion lawsuit claims

As President Donald Trump goes to war against Silicon Valley technology firms over what he believes is a left-wing bias against conservatives, a right-wing group has launched a lawsuit targeting this region’s tech giants and accusing them of a con

Can weakened California net neutrality bill be saved?

The author of California’s network neutrality bill, which was watered down by an Assembly committee recently, is holding his nose as it’s scheduled to be heard by another committee June 26.  As amended, SB 822 does not have the impact that CA Stat

California State Senate Approves Net Neutrality Bill

The California State Senate approved a network neutrality bill that has been called the “gold standard” of such bills in the nation, as states grapple with a controversial repeal of Obama-era federal rules meant to ensure an open internet.

Net neutrality bill moving ahead in California

An effort to restore net neutrality protections in California moved forward despite loud opposition by internet service providers and others. SB 822, written by State Sen.