While fighting the Mendocino Complex Fire this month, the Santa Clara County Fire Department had an unexpected challenge: prohibitively slow internet. The department's internet service was essentially rendered useless until they agreed to pay Verizon a higher fee for data service. The county believes the slow down was connected to the repeal of neutrality laws in June. We'll hear from the Santa Clara County Fire Department and get an update on legislative attempts to restore net neutrality in California.
Mendocino Firefighters' Internet Access Limited by Verizon 'Throttling' (KQED News)