Great Seal of the State of Texas House of Representatives
via Kieren McCarthy, writing at El Reg, reports of a contemplated bill (H.B. 1426) before the State of Texas’ House of Representatives ostensibly making data throttling on mobile networks during a declared emergency illegal.
My two-bits is to include incarceration as a penalty, and you’ll see some fast action and/or nationalization of the offending company’s circuits for (at least) the duration of the emergency plus 45 days… (this would parallel the federalization of our nation’s railroads during wartime – last used in the 20th century, during World War II) What’ll it be there, Pard? At any rate, this is all speculation…)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Infosecurity.US authored by Marc Handelman. Read the original post at: https://www.infosecurity.us/blog/2019/2/12/cough-up-the-bandwidth-or-else