Oct 26, 2018

California delays enforcing its new net neutrality law

Supporters of net neutrality protest outside a Federal Building in Los Angeles, California on November 28, 2017. Photo: Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images

California has agreed not to enforce its new net neutrality law until the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals reaches a decision on the legal challenge of the FCC's decision to overturn federal net neutrality rules.

Why it matters: It's a setback for net neutrality advocates, but FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement that California's agreement to delay demonstrates "that there is no urgent problem that these regulations are needed to address." Telecom companies reiterated their call for Congress to adopt national legislation.

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WHO won't call coronavirus a pandemic as cases spread

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

The World Health Organization will not yet call the coronavirus a pandemic, claiming that needs across affected countries are too varied and the classification would increase fear, per a briefing Monday.

The big picture: As South Korea and Italy stepped up emergency measures in efforts to thwart the spread of the virus, WHO expressed concern about infections with no clear link to China. COVID-19 has killed at least 2,620 people and infected almost 80,000 others, with all but 27 deaths occurring in mainland China.

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The global scramble to contain the coronavirus

Taking precaution, in the Philippines. Photo: Ezra Acayan/Getty Images

The coronavirus is spreading quickly in cities nowhere near Wuhan, China, and the window to prevent a global pandemic is narrowing.

Zoom in: Here's a look at what comes with a coronavirus outbreak in communities outside China that have been hardest hit so far.

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