• This Week In Tech Policy

    • Gov. Polis: Here's how Colorado aims to be the most innovative state
    • Colorado is pushing to be the most innovative state government, hiring for two new top positions in the Office of Information Technology and offering a new service for technologists looking to give back.

    • SF considers a new office to manage "emerging technologies"
    • San Francisco legislators have a new idea to tackle all the new tech that roams around their streets: an Office of Emerging Technologies that would dole out approvals to startups and companies wishing to unleash new gadgets and services on the city.

    • FCC approves T-Mobile-Sprint merger
    • The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Wednesday voted along party lines to approve the $26 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, the final move needed for the deal to secure the U.S. government's full blessing.

    • Under new bill, states and towns could set their own drone rules
      Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) plans to introduce a bill that would assign states, cities, and Native American tribes sweeping new powers to set rules for small, low-flying drones, and give property owners more control over what happens immediately over their land.

    • FCC failure to preempt keeps Washington State net neutrality law on the books
    • Washington is apparently alone when it comes to enforcing a state net neutrality law that applies directly to Internet providers. "Four states—California, Oregon, Washington, and Vermont—have adopted statutes to regulate broadband providers' network management practices," Boston College law professor Daniel Lyons wrote this month in an overview of state net neutrality laws. But California and Vermont aren't enforcing their laws for now.