Progressive States Network

California Legislation Would Eliminate Consumer Protection for Internet Services

Location:
Sacramento, CA, United States
Recommendation:
1

Sometimes states operate against stereotype, and this legislative session is no exception. In contrast to a forward-thinking bill put forward in West Virginia earlier this year, which would have explicitly granted authority over high speed broadband Internet services, it seems the typically consumer-friendly and technologically savvy California legislature is considering moving in the opposite direction, taking up a policy that was endorsed by the ultra-right wing American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) when it was under consideration in New York State.

While Some States Debate 21st Century Internet, Others Consider Returning to 19th Century

Location:
KY, United States
Recommendation:
2

A rash of backward thinking appears to be taking hold in a number of states that might be better spending their time considering how to create modern technology jobs and skills at home.

State Sessions Focus on Broadband

Recommendation:
2

Since state legislatures around the country have started their sessions in 2012, legislators and governors alike have been recognizing the importance of broadband (or high speed Internet) to growing state economies.

State Legislative Session Roundup: Broadband

Location:
Progressive States Network, 101 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10013, United States
Recommendation:
2

This year, legislation introduced and enacted in statehouses across the nation demonstrated that policymakers understand now is the time to invest in broadband infrastructure in order to rebuild prosperity.

Community Media Outlets Under Attack In The States

Location:
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Recommendation:
2

More than 3,000 Public, Educational and Government access (PEG) channels across the nation provide a vital platform for community-produced video from full coverage of local town halls, to student-produced shows about topics that matter to their campus, to city council meetings and debates.

Broadband: Four Legislative Steps To Ensure Economic Growth

Recommendation:
3

State legislators can take the four following revenue-neutral and widely supported steps to lead in broadband policy.

Networking the Green Economy: How Broadband and Related Technologies Can Build a Green Economic Future

Recommendation:
3

The Progressive States Network, Communications Workers of America, Sierra Club and the Blue Green Alliance released a report that how smart buildings, smart grids, telehealth, teleconferencing, digital education -- all of which are part of a highly-networked economy -- will reduce carbon dioxide emissions, conserve energy resources, and promote and retain good, green jobs.