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A protestor outside the FCC before it voted to repeal net neutrality rules. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

FastCompany's Sean Captain reported Tuesday on the ways that states are trying to establish their own net neutrality rules, after the FCC repealed rules at the federal level.

  • New York legislators are pushing a bill that would require internet providers that work with the state to comply with net neutrality rules.
  • A bill in Washington would ban blocking, throttling and paid "fast lanes" on the internet. The federal rules did the same before they were repealed.
  • Lawmakers in New York and California are also working on additional net neutrality legislation.

Yes, but: The FCC's repeal preempted state action. That could be a challenge to some of these proposals, but critics of the FCC have doubts that preemption is allowed.

Why it matters: The net neutrality debate isn't going away, it's just changing venues. Expect battles at the state level, in the courts as well as the halls of Congress.

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The site of an airstrike conducted by the U.S. against a planner for ISIS-K in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan in August. Photo: Xinhua via Getty Images

U.S. intelligence believes ISIS-K has the "intent" to eventually launch attacks outside of Afghanistan and could be capable of doing so "somewhere between six or 12 months," a top Pentagon official told senators Tuesday.

Why it matters: The U.S. withdrawal and subsequent Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has raised fears that terrorist groups will reconstitute and potentially pose a renewed threat to the U.S. homeland.

Exclusive: Billionaires back new media firm to combat disinformation

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

A new public benefit corporation backed by billionaires Reid Hoffman, George Soros, and others is launching Tuesday to fund new media companies and efforts that tackle disinformation.

Why it matters: Good Information Inc. aims to fund and scale businesses that cut through echo chambers with fact-based information. As part of its mission, it plans to invest in local news companies.

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Scoop: Sequoia Capital just blew up the VC fund model

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Sequoia Capital, one of the world's oldest and most successful venture capital firms, is forming a single fund to hold all of its U.S. and European investments, including stakes in publicly-traded companies, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: Venture capital is the money of innovation, but the industry itself rarely innovates. This is a radical exception.