Friday, February 27, 2015

News Guide: FCC ‘net neutrality’ vote and what it means - The Washington Post

Associated Press
The FCC put the Internet in the same regulatory camp as the telephone, regulating it like a public utility. That means whatever company provides your Internet connection, even if it’s to your phone, will now have to act in the public interest and not do anything that might be considered “unjust or unreasonable.” If it doesn’t, you can complain and the FCC can step in to investigate.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Exelon backs EPA Clean Power Plan, wants price on carbon | Utility Dive

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Officials at Exelon say the EPA's new carbon rules could help modernize the grid and will not upset energy markets or put too much strain on consumers.

Columbia, SC: Scott: Shouldn’t everyone who uses phone service pay for it? SC bill would require that | Opinion Columns | The State

A bill in the state Senate, S.277, corrects this inequity and strengthens the system we all must access. It updates laws that were passed before the technological revolution.
One of the bill’s most important elements is to keep costs down by capping the Universal Service Fund at $40 million. Today, it’s capped at $170 million. So depending upon their communication choices, consumers may see a slight net decrease or increase, or no change in the fee they pay to support the fund.

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