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Steve Blum: California’s consumer data privacy law survives lobbyist blitz, more or less intact

By Steve Blum Tellus Venture Associates Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat September 18, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA Big tech, big telecom and big business made a big push in the legislature to water […]

Steve Blum: AT&T’s backdoor deregulation bill runs out of room, while California lawmakers tweak telecoms policy

By Steve Blum Tellus Venture Associates Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat September 18, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA Despite AT&T’s quest for de facto deregulation of telecommunications infrastructure and service, no major policy changes […]

Steve Blum: Cities have broad authority over cell site design, location, California Supreme Court rules

By Steve Blum Tellus Venture Associates Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat April 9, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA The requirement that all telecoms companies be treated that same only applies while facilities are being […]

Steve Blum: California’s net neutrality law won’t take effect in January, if it ever does

By Steve Blum Tellus Venture Associates October 30, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA It will be a long time before California’s new network neutrality law will be enforced, if it ever is. California attorney general […]

Steve Blum: End of net neutrality means more corporate control of Central Coast media and speech

By Steve Blum Tellus Venture Associates Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat December 7, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA Why Net Neutrality matters to the Central Coast The Federal Communications Commission is on a fast […]

Steve Blum: Trump’s FCC takes shape, and it looks like a power tool

By Steve Blum Tellus Venture Associates December 22, 2016 — Santa Cruz, CA The Federal Communications Commission will begin the Trump administration with a 2-to-1 majority. Chairman Tom Wheeler finally made his plans public on […]

News: January – December 2020

News: December 2020 Monterey Bay Aquarium lends ultra-cold freezer for vaccine storage – December 31, 2020 Paystand: The Year that Change the World – December 31, 2020 Steve Blum’s Blog: Ag tech grows in an […]

Past News Articles Bak

News: August 2020 Parallel Flight: Why aren’t your drones out helping the fire? – August 26, 2020 UCSC protects fire-threatened property off the main campus, too – August 26, 2020 MBARI: New animation drains Monterey […]

News: January – December 2019

News: December 2019 Uber’s plan to launch an air taxi service in 2023 just got a boost from Joby Aviation – December 21, 2019 UCSC HCI Experts Help Mediate between Oceangoing Robots, Scientists and Engineers […]

In a first, Gonzales, California provides free, city-funded Internet service to every home, with unique two year T-Mobile deal

By Steve Blum Tellus Venture Associates Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat April 22, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA Every household in Gonzales, California can get free Internet access, courtesy of the City of Gonzales. […]

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