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The change in broadband perception marches on


Washington state should be signing a bill into law to allow direct-to-consumer broadband.  The governor has indicated he expects to sign it when passed.

New York State has signed a bill requiring all ISPs operating in New York to offer a $15 a month package for low-income consumers.     The state also offered a website to help people find affordable internet in their area. 

On the wireless side, the FCC is re-establishing an advisory group to make recommendations on 5G security.   They are bringing back the Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council by the end of June for two years.  This… due to the SolarWinds breach. 

Why do we care?

The FCC is re-engaging, and the states are passing laws.    This is another point on our journey about both regulation and broadband as a utility.      That’s the context of why we care.