Governor Gina Raimondo has proposed legislation that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults in Rhode Island.
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As we discussed in our January blog, states are taking the protection of net neutrality into their own hands. This week Washington's Governor Jay Inslee signed the first state net neutrality bill to prevent internet service providers from blocking websites or charging more for faster delivery of certain sites, which is now permissible under the Federal Communication Commission's recent order repealing the rules prohibiting paid preferences, throttling, and blocking that were adopted under President Obama.
Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") held an Open Agenda Meeting where a number of items were set for discussion. As Chairman Ajit Pai designated February "Innovation Month" at the FCC, the meeting agenda included, among others, the following issues which were geared at promoting that goal:
The Federal Communications Commission's ("FCC") repeal of net neutrality in December was certainly not the final word on the matter. The FCC's decision to roll back Obama-era rules prohibiting paid preferences, throttling and blocking in the order captioned Restoring Internet Freedom (the "Order"), which became final on January 4, is currently under attack on multiple fronts and others are sure to come.