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State bill on internet privacy would result in confusion

PacTech Executive Director Tom Gurr recently weighed in on the negative impact HB 2200 would have on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and consumers.  In his letter published in the HearaldNet, Gurr says,

“If adopted, House Bill 2200 would create new restrictions that would apply to ISPs, but not content providers who have more access to consumer information. They would be allowed to continue to collect and utilize information as before. This arrangement would leave consumers unsure of what their protections

Why Washington Can’t Afford to Lead the Nation in Wireless Taxes

Washington State is the proud leader in many things: the number one producer of apples in the U.S., home of the first Starbucks, the leading lumber producer in the U.S. However, we are also number one in taxes on wireless service.

Recently, the Tax Foundation released its annual report revealing that U.S. wireless customers pay over $17 billion in taxes and government fees each year, a 4.5 percentage point increase from a decade ago.  Unfortunately, WA has taken the top …

Clinton and Trump Agree on the Importance of Broadband Connectivity

We’re now less than a month away from the Presidential election.  For the past several months, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been vying for the White House and exchanging blows on everything from their personal lives to foreign policy to healthcare.

However, amidst the political theater of the election, one thing that has caught the attention of the technology industry has been the talk — and lack of bickering — about each’s candidate’s plans to expand broadband opportunities to …

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