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Selling Our Wireless Future

Yochai Benkler | Posted 12.27.2011 | Technology
Yochai Benkler

As the deficit supercommittee searches every corner to make budgetary ends meet, one solution they are considering, "incentive auctions" of the TV bands, could threaten the future of wireless innovation.

The FCC's Latest Rip-Off

Josh Levy | Posted 12.25.2011 | Technology
Josh Levy

Do you want to hand over even more of your hard-earned money to your phone company? If you do, you’re in luck: The FCC has a plan for that. This ...

Senators' Choice: Their Constituents Future or Big Telecom. Hmmm...

Art Brodsky | Posted 12.06.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Regulate the Internet? Seize control? That's all nonsense, but nonsense to which our elected representatives, through the influence of the Tea Party and the big telecom companies, are willing to accede.

Is the FCC Reaching Into Your Pocket to Pad Industry Profits?

Craig Aaron | Posted 12.06.2011 | Technology
Craig Aaron

The baseline for the FCC should be what's best for consumers, not just to slightly water down the industry's worst ideas and expect the public to be satisfied with something "less bad."

RANKED: The Top 15 Countries With The Fastest Internet Speeds

Posted 11.24.2011 | Technology

Pando Networks, a company specializing in delivering large quantities of online information to other companies, has released its most recent Global In...

10 States Where The Internet Is Too Slow

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 11.19.2011 | Business

In much of the country, access to affordable, high-speed internet is taken for granted. However, in vast sections of the United States broadband inter...

Welcome to Your Hungarian Internet

Timothy Karr | Posted 11.14.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

While the U.S. has blindly followed a path of broadband industry "deregulation," other nations in Europe and Asia beefed up their pro-competitive policies. The results are evident in our free fall from the top of almost every global measure of Internet services, availability and speed.

Why Dr. King Would Have Championed Universal Broadband Adoption

David Honig | Posted 10.26.2011 | Technology
David Honig

As the nation prepares to dedicate Dr. Martin Luther King's National Memorial, let's give ourselves this thought experiment: "What would Dr. King be doing today if he were armed with the social media and telecommunications technology we take for granted?"

The Upside of Expanding Broadband Access In The Hispanic Communitty

Kristian Ramos | Posted 10.28.2011 | Latino Voices
Kristian Ramos

Hispanics are the fastest growing demographic group in America...creating ways to give them equal access to the internet is better for the country as a whole.

U.S. Injects More Money Into High-Speed Internet Plan

Posted 10.22.2011 | Technology

MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST (RICHMOND, Va.) -- Telecommunications companies in 16 states will share more than $103 million in federal f...

Obama Administration Is Sending Mixed Signals on Rural Economic Development

Shirley Bloomfield | Posted 10.20.2011 | Technology
Shirley Bloomfield

When it comes to the Obama administration promoting broadband development in rural America -- a prerequisite for economic growth -- the left hand may not know what the right hand is doing.

U.K. Unveils Ambitious High-Speed Internet Plan

The Guardian | Juliette Garside | Posted 10.15.2011 | Technology

Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt will fire the starting gun on the race to turn Britain's internet "not spots" into hot spots this week by allocating a ...

Comcast: Internet Access Is Temporarily a Civil Right

Christopher Mitchell | Posted 10.09.2011 | Technology
Christopher Mitchell

Smart communities invest in themselves rather than depending on big, absentee corporations. Requiring Comcast to provide affordable broadband connections is better than not, but continuing to let Comcast effectively decide who can afford access to the Internet is madness.

Top 10 States With The Fastest Internet Speeds

The Huffington Post | Cooper Smith | Posted 09.29.2011 | Technology

As part of a study conducted between January and June 2011 by Pando Networks, a company that provides online "content delivery solutions," examined w...

AT&T's T-Mobile Takeover Threatens Tech Startups

Edward J. Black | Posted 09.23.2011 | Technology
Edward J. Black

The proposed AT&T merger is a threat to the business model and shareholder value of every mobile Internet startup and emerging player expecting open access to the wireless Internet. Industry leaders need to speak up.

Want Cable/Broadband Competition? Build Community Networks

Christopher Mitchell | Posted 09.14.2011 | Technology
Christopher Mitchell

2011-07-15-twc.jpg The federal government has done little to protect citizens from the telecommunications industry's natural tendency toward consolidation and monopoly.

Why Liberals Should Think Twice About Net Neutrality

Everett Ehrlich | Posted 09.12.2011 | Technology
Everett Ehrlich

I can't for the life of me understand why my fellow liberals want to impose a burden on the burgeoning broadband Internet.

Community Broadband Beats Cable, DSL Companies in Speed, Price

Christopher Mitchell | Posted 09.05.2011 | Technology
Christopher Mitchell

With the vast majority of Americans greatly overpaying for slow and unreliable broadband compared to connections in Europe and Asia, hundreds of communities have started building their own networks. And the industry is fighting back.

Newsroom Summit Highlights Digital Engagement

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.19.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The newsroom concept is an idea that has been catching on in countless communities where hyperlocal news is now king.

An Open Letter to North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue: Support Community Broadband

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 07.20.2011 | Technology
Lawrence Lessig

H.129 is terrible public policy. The Internet is essential infrastructure for the 21st century, and communities that rely solely upon private companies to provide public infrastructure will always have second-rate service.

Spectrum: Fueling the Mobile Future

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 07.18.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

To keep mobile connectivity working for all of us, it's time to raise our voices and be clear to our nation's leaders: We need spectrum now.

The Wavelength: Attack of the Media Mega-Mergers! Skyprosoft, AT&T-Mobile and more

The Media Consortium | Posted 07.17.2011 | Media
The Media Consortium

Another day, another media mega-merger. The latest? Microsoft is buying Skype, the Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion.

The Empowering Feeling of Creating a Start-Up Should Be Experienced by More of Us

Navarrow Wright | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

I talk a lot about Internet start-ups. Not just because they are cool and exciting in mainstream way due to the movie The Social Network but more because of the power of the process.

Don't Deny the Mobile Capacity Crunch

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 07.05.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

The details of the spectrum debate at times can seem inscrutable and abstract to all but the most ardent of policy wonks. But the stakes for consumers and our economy couldn't be more plainly evident.

Broadband for Everyone, But at What Cost?

Navarrow Wright | Posted 07.04.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

We can, and certainly should, continue to pursue this goal of universal broadband connectivity. But in order to be truly effective, we ought to focus our energies on making sure that people use the technologies they are connected with.