In mid-December, the Federal Communications Commission made a decision to repeal the net neutrality rules set in place in 2015 by the Obama administration. The laws were originally set in place to regulate internet service providers (ISPs) by categorizing internet access as a “utility.” By this definition, the internet was viewed as a fundamental need, where websites big and small were treated the same regardless of content or relationship with any particular ISP. After the 2017 decision, that is no longer the case. The FCC has now taken on a “light-touch framework” that will deregulate oversight of ISPs, allowing them to create slow and fast lanes for different websites and services based on price point.
Recently, both the House and the Senate have held multiple Congressional Hearings focused on solving the opioid crisis in the United States.
In recent years, cryptocurrency has raised important legal questions as its public popularity has increased. Cryptocurrency is a virtual currency that is created and controlled through the use of sophisticated encryption methods known as cryptography. The most well-known is Bitcoin, a digital currency created in 2009, which many believe is the economy of the future.
Plan for the future of your estate and assets. An estate planning attorney can guide you through the process of reducing or eliminating estate taxes and navigate you through the ramifications of the new tax law.