Comcast deleted a “no paid prioritization” pledge from its net neutrality webpage on the very same day that the Federal Communications Commission announced its initial plan to repeal net neutrality rules.


PREPA director Ricardo Ramos resigns amid Whitefish contract scandal | Utility Dive

utility contracted with Whitefish because he believed PREPA was “unable to meet requirements” for mutual assistance with the American Public Power Association. Those requirements include points such as providing fuel, housing and communications; however, emails released by the House Natural Resources Committee show that PREPA purchasing managers did not follow advice from their lawyers in signing the Whitefish contract.

Whitefish Energy resumes work in Puerto Rico after ‘good faith’ payment | Utility Dive

Whitefish halted its work efforts, citing $83 million it says the island had not paid. It has now received a payment that it says shows the island has a “good faith intent to pay.” However, it is unclear if some of those funds in arrears will be caught up in PREPA’s bankruptcy. The utility holds about $9 billion in debt.

Whitefish’s controversial contract has since been terminated, but the Montana-based company agreed to complete projects which were in progress and remain in Puerto Rico through the end of November. 

NYTimes: The House Just Voted to Bankrupt Graduate Students

The House Just Voted to Bankrupt Graduate Students

under the House’s tax bill, our waivers will be taxed. This means that M.I.T. graduate students would be responsible for paying taxes on an $80,000 annual salary, when we actually earn $33,000 a year. That’s an increase of our tax burden by at least $10,000 annually.