California’s tough net neutrality bill prompts US lawsuit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the nation’s toughest net neutrality measure Sunday, requiring internet providers to maintain a level playing field online. The move prompted an immediate lawsuit by the Trump administration. Advocates of net neutrality hope the new law in the home of the global technology industry will have national implications […]

SEC seeks to oust Tesla CEO Elon Musk over go-private tweet

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. securities regulators are asking a federal court to oust Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk as chairman and CEO, alleging in a complaint that he committed securities fraud with false statements about plans to take the company private. The Securities and Exchange Commission says in the complaint filed Thursday that Musk falsely claimed […]

COMMENTARY: Expanding access to high-speed internet will increase opportunities for Delawareans

Applying for a job, or recruiting talented employees for your business. Taking a college course. Reading a book. Helping your kids with math homework. More and more, these are tasks that Delawareans are completing online  —  to further their education, acquire new skills, and compete in an economy that is evolving every day. My most […]

Take steps to avoid Facebook data breaches, state’s AG warns

DOVER — More than one-fifth of the state’s population may have had personal data exposed as part of a Facebook breach. The Delaware Department of Justice issued a release Friday urging Delawareans to take steps to reduce the amount of information available about them on Facebook. According to media reports and Facebook, Global Science Research […]

COMMENTARY: SESTA/FOSTA: The real internet censorship threat

In a particularly Orwellian example of the arguments for “Net Neutrality,” the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times preemptively complained that the Federal Communications Commission’s Dec. 14 repeal of the two-year-old rule “sacrifices the free and open Internet on the altar of deregulation.” In fact, the “free and open Internet” did just fine — […]

Delaware delegation opposes FCC effort to end net neutrality

DOVER — The Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote to repeal net neutrality Thursday, an action opposed by Delaware’s congressional delegation. Net neutrality, as defined by supporters of the concept, means the internet is for everyone and companies cannot require users to pay extra for access to certain websites. That concept has existed in […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why you should care about net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be voting to end net neutrality in a couple of weeks. If you don’t know or understand what net neutrality is, it means that broadband providers/internet service providers (ISPs) like Comcast, or wireless providers like Verizon and AT&T can’t block or slow down your access to lawful online content, […]

DSU opens technology center for public, private use

DOVER — According to Delaware State University, Dover now has a state-of-the-art technology center that will host “technology focused workshops, company retreats, corporate trainings and IT certification trainings” to support the mid-state’s workforce and community. DSU held a ribbon-cutting and open house at its new DSU Training and Technology Center on Thursday. Barclays Bank donated […]

COMMENTARY: Wireless infrastructure for the future of Delaware

Consumers turn to their smartphones and other devices instinctively to text, call, post to social media, work remotely and search for directions at their fingertips. And they want immediate responses. It’s no surprise Delaware’s modern wireless networks are strained. In addition to its close to 1 million residents, Delaware welcomed 8.5 million visitors last year, […]

City council set for return to prime time

  DOVER — It won’t be long before the Dover City Council meetings will be broadcast “Live, from City Hall” once again. The bimonthly council meetings are expected to return to both the Comcast and Verizon cable networks on Aug. 14 with an improved feel, sound and look to them. They are also expected to […]

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