Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Uber Launches in Columbia, But State Agency Says It’s Illegal -

By Eva Moore
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ball isn’t the only one concerned, though. In June, the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff asked for a formal hearing by the state Public Service Commission regarding Uber to determine how it should be regulated under state law. The commission has scheduled that hearing for Aug. 26. 
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

In Net-Neutrality Push, Democrats Aim to Make the Internet a Utility -

July 14, 2014
Sen. Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, collected signatures for a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission to regulate the Internet like the telephone system.
Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York and Al Franken of Minnesota, as well as independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, have signed on, aides confirmed. The lawmakers have planned a Tuesday morning press conference with Internet advocacy groups. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Former prosecutor takes over as Public Service chairwoman

Nikki Hall, a former Richland County magistrate, has been sworn in as chairwoman of the S.C. Public Service Commission.
Hall, of Columbia, is an attorney who began her career clerking for the Circuit Judge Casey Manning. She also served as a prosecutor in the 5th Judicial Circuit.
A graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, Hall earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

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