By Randolph May and Seth Cooper, Multichannel News, 3-30-21
With the war on the pandemic still not won, California’s veterans are at risk of losing access to a mobile internet app, called VA Video Connect, that enables veterans to receive telehealth services without incurring data usage charges. This is a consequence of California’s newly effective “net neutrality” law that flatly prohibits Internet service providers from offering consumers so-called “free data” plans, sometimes also called “sponsored data” or “zero-rated” offerings, unless an entire “category” of supposedly similar services receives the same treatment.
While government-imposed “net neutrality” mandates may sound superficially appealing in theory, in reality they often harm consumers. In this instance, those harmed may include our veterans. » Read More