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The Latino Civil Rights Agenda Includes Expanding the 1%

Jason A. Llorenz | Posted 08.28.2012 | Latino Voices
Jason A. Llorenz

For a Latino community that lost 2/3 of its net worth in the housing crisis, new paths to wealth and prosperity are sorely needed. The tech sector means the future of wealth building must include an expansion of minority tech entrepreneurship.

Broadband Wars, Verizon NJ Update: Kick the Wireless Cantenna?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.27.2012 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

The Cantenna, with its overhyped "4G" service, is ostensibly "designed for use in rural and remote homes that can't get DSL or cable." Verizon has been rolling out Cantenna to rural areas so that they don't have to bother upgrading the wires.

Starvation Diet: Broadband No Longer All-You-Can-Eat

The New York Times | Posted 06.27.2012 | Technology

The strategy, called usage-based billing, is advantageous for the companies that control the digital pipelines. But it may be detrimental for customer...

An Old Plan for New Media

Timothy Karr | Posted 08.27.2012 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Cable giants like Comcast and Time Warner have come to dominate information access in the United States. And they're using this new power to squeeze out competitors and remake new media in their old image.

What Would Carlos Slim Do?

Ben Hecht | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education
Ben Hecht

Technology is not a panacea, only a means to an end. Increasing access to broadband and the Internet are an important first step, but we also need to find better ways of applying this technology to accelerate progress and prosperity for all.

Obama's Broadband Vision vs. the Communications Trust

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.25.2012 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

Dare we say it: The U.S. is a third rate telecom nation. We'd like to offer some suggestions to address this unacknowledged crisis.

A Health Care Call to Action for Men: Is There an App for That?

John M. Burns | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
John M. Burns

We need a healthy wireless infrastructure and healthy pro-marketplace governmental policies to ensure health -- not just for men, but for our country and for our economy.

Internet Problems? Call the U.N.

Jason A. Llorenz | Posted 08.07.2012 | Technology
Jason A. Llorenz

In December delegates from China, Russia, Brazil, India and other nations will come together at a conference in Dubai to push to give the U.N.'s International Telecommunication Union more control over Internet operations.

I Challenge Verizon to a Public Debate: Piano Optional

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.31.2012 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

While the executive director for corporate communications at Verizon claims that I've been doing variations on a theme, it would seem that I've been creating whole symphonies of new findings.

(Video) Meeting Surging Online Video Demand, Verizon FiOS Ups Speed to a Whopping 300 Mbps

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Verizon FiOS is increasing download speeds to as fast as 300 Mbps to residential customers, the company announced today. The increase is largely to m...

Broadband Wars: The Battle for New Jersey Has Begun

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.24.2012 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

The battle for America's entire communications future is playing out this week in two small towns in New Jersey.

On Becoming an Innovation Community

John M. Eger | Posted 07.20.2012 | Arts
John M. Eger

It seems every city is talking about becoming an innovation city, an innovation region, an innovation community. But you can't have innovation without creativity.

How Wireless Hype Is Hurting America

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.02.2012 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

If Americans believe the phone company hype -- and are seduced into believing that a slow and expensive wireless infrastructure is better than a fast wireline infrastructure -- the economic consequences could be grave.

The New Law of the Sea and the Geopolitics of the Internet

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 06.29.2012 | World
Lyric Hughes Hale

Perhaps we have found a new metric by which to measure political power -- the cables that link nations to other nations and regions, the networks which allow their citizens to communicate with each other, and the round trip time for data to travel. It is the new Law of the Sea.

World Going Wireless: 1 In 4 Homes Connect Wirelessly

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 04.12.2012 | Technology

A new study estimates that 25 percent of all Internet-connected households in the world now have wireless home networks -- and that number is growing ...

Hey America! We're Ranked #16 in Broadband!

Josh Levy | Posted 06.03.2012 | Technology
Josh Levy

Competition in the U.S. broadband market is virtually nonexistent. That means that millions of Americans live without high-speed Internet access, and those who do have it experience slower speeds and higher prices than their European counterparts.

The Urgency of Metropolitan Broadband Strategies

John M. Eger | Posted 03.02.2012 | Technology
John M. Eger

In the new global economy, metropolitan regions are the new centers of commerce. Now more than ever, cities and counties within regions must work to...

Gerry Smith

Without Internet, Urban Poor Fear Being Left Behind In Digital Age | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.01.2012 | Technology

Jillian Maldonado is a 29-year-old student at the Mid-Manhattan Adult Learning Center and an Avon sales representative who earns $300 a week. On most ...

Mutant Broadband Bills Are Infecting Our Communities

Josh Levy | Posted 04.25.2012 | Technology
Josh Levy

In the next weeks, we'll be fighting to protect the rights of communities to determine how they'll access information in the 21st century. We can't let corporations and their politician friends hijack our right to build better broadband.

The President's Vision for Our Next Economy, Hispanics, and Broadband

Kristian Ramos | Posted 04.07.2012 | Latino Voices
Kristian Ramos

Broadband access for Hispanic could help provide a path forward for a community struggling under the weight of poverty, lack of educational opportunities and economic upheaval.

Gerry Smith

Digital Divide in Mississippi Splits Along Racial Lines, Report Finds | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.31.2012 | Technology

African Americans in Mississippi often have fewer options for high-speed Internet and spend a higher proportion of their incomes on the Internet than ...

Gerry Smith

F.C.C. Chair Announces New Plan To Bridge Digital Divide | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.09.2012 | Technology

The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Monday announced a new plan to expand broadband Internet access by modernizing a program that pro...

Louis C.K. Takes the Internet Seriously

Christopher Mitchell | Posted 02.21.2012 | Technology
Christopher Mitchell

Louis C.K.'s "fun little experiment" illustrates the threat to the cable business model. Cable has long been the gatekeeper to content -- Comcast decides what channels I can choose from. But right now on the Internet, I choose what content I can choose from.

Scientists Shatter Internet Speed Record

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 12.16.2011 | Technology

Scientists and researchers have set a new Internet speed record by managing to transfer data at a sustained rate of 186 gigabits per second (Gbps), a ...

Time to Occupy the Internet Before It's Too Late

Bob Cesca | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

There's a cold war of attrition being fought for the right to own the Internet, its content and its technology, and you're losing.