How to use the internet for the last time before Christmas
Illinois residents can finally check out the internet without the pesky clock and without the annoying black screen of a midnight internet connection.
On Monday, Illinois Gov.
Bruce Rauner signed the bill into law.
The legislation allows Illinoisans to access the internet on a schedule they specify, without having to wait for an internet connection to start up, which has been a contentious issue for some residents.
Illinois Time Zone is a new service that will allow internet users in Illinois to check the time zone.
Users will be able to check out time zones for their state, city, county, or town and also check their time zones on mobile devices.
The new service, which is available to people with no internet connection at all, will be available in the first half of 2019.
It will cost $1 per month for Illinois residents, and there will be no monthly charges for non-Illinois residents.
The Illinois Department of Commerce, Technology and Innovation is in the process of getting the new service in place, and will start rolling out the new system to businesses later this year.
The bill is the latest to address the internet’s black screen issues in Illinois, where internet service is often slow and the clock on computers often takes more than an hour to go by.
Earlier this year, Rauners proposed an amendment to the Illinois Code of Law to create an “internet service provider” to handle internet service issues.