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Montana Becomes First State To Set Its Own Net Neutrality Rules

January 23, 2018

By Mary Papenfuss : huffingtonpost – excerpt

“We can’t wait for folks in Washington to come to their senses,” says Montana Gov. Steve Bullock.

Montana just became the first state to establish its own net neutrality rules since the Federal Communications Commission ended the popular policy in December.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) signed an executive order on Monday that requires all internet service providers (ISPs) seeking to renew or acquire new state contracts to abide by net neutrality. In essence, these companies will be barred from blocking websites or charging more for faster delivery of websites.

“If you want to do business with Montana, there are standards on net neutrality you will have to follow,” Bullock said…

When the FCC repealed its net neutrality rules earlier last year, “it said consumers should choose,” Bullock added. “The state of Montana is one of the biggest consumers of internet services in our state. We’re making our choice clear: We want net neutrality.”

Now Bullock is encouraging other governors and state legislators to follow his example.


Considering the power and control some of the social media giants admit they have over our access to information, this is a serious issue. The delay in correcting the false ballistic missile message, is a prime example of why it is dangerous for governments to rely so heavily on social media.

Hawaii governor didn’t correct false missile alert sooner because he didn’t know his Twitter password   (check the image below to see how a mistake was made. It is incumbent on people in the communications industries to be a clear and concise as possible.)


This one was real:

Undersea quake sends Alaskans fleeing from feared tsunami

AP : sfchronicle – excerpt

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 struck off Alaska’s Kodiak Island early Tuesday, initially prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of coastal Alaska and Canada’s British Columbia while the remainder of the U.S. West Coast was under a watch.

The National Tsunami Center later canceled the tsunami warning, but tsunami advisory remains for part of the state…(more)

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