iOS app Android app


Minorities Like Me, The Minority-Led Startup Gap and What It Means for Our Future

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

For the past two years I've been spreading the message that people of color are missing out on the technology startup revolution. It's a topic that almost no one wants to touch.

Teachings From Our Past and the Opportunities for Our Future

Danny Bakewell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Danny Bakewell

Disparities in areas like education, health care and employment continue to serve as substantial obstacles for black communities across the country. The key to advancement is well within our reach thanks to the new technologies at our fingertips.

Let's Use the Technology of Today to Build an Even Better Tomorrow

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

Wireless technologies present a real opportunity to uplift communities that have been economically marginalized since the Reconstruction Era -- both in providing new opportunity and enabling all Americans to access this opportunity.

Seizing the Mobile Moment

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

President Obama made clear that it's not government alone that will connect a mobile nation. Innovators are competing fiercely to create the next exciting breakthrough.

The Revelation of Relevance

Mehret Mandefro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mehret Mandefro

What can Tunisa and Egypt teach us about access, control, and the amazing things that happen when people have data connection?

Are We Ready to Respond to the President's Call for Innovation and Universal Access?

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

President Obama's State of the Union showed that the president has realized that wireless broadband access is the key to having a country that is truly connected.

Reinventing America Requires a New Mindset

Dean Garfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dean Garfield

When the president says that "the first step in winning the future is encouraging American innovation," he couldn't be more right. The ideas are on the table. Let's get to making them happen.

CES Demonstrates Internet Access Central to All Americans' Economic Future

Rey Ramsey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rey Ramsey

As someone who represents the technology industry, I am always amazed at the sheer power of innovation on display at the International Consumer Electr...

Will Mobile Supply Meet Minority Mobile Demand in 2011?

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

With all the challenges minorities face in this country with broadband adoption, we still outpace other demographics when it comes to adoption in the ...

Undersea Cables: The Achilles Heel of our Economies

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Franz-Stefan Gady

Communication in the global economy depends on a relatively few undersea cables, which unfortunately are made more vulnerable by international politics.

Speed Matters

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

As of this month the U.S. has fallen behind Romania in the overall performance of our broadband connectivity. Broadband access is a key part of the solution to our addiction to imported oil.

Net Neutrality, Cynicism, and My Conversation With FCC Commissioner Clyburn

Eddie Geller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Eddie Geller

"The game is the game." That's what I told to FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn. But it's not just my love of The Wire that caused Omar's words to come out of my mouth.

Net Neutrality Supporters: "It's My Way or the Highway!"

Robert Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Steele

I am all for thoughtful discussion -- even over compromise -- but the messages that 'net neutrality' groups are sending to the FCC read more like 'it's my way or the highway' than 'let's work together.'

Protecting the Digital Elite Keeps Americans Offline

David Honig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Honig

For months, during the ongoing net neutrality debate, the positions of the national civil rights organizations have been largely distorted.

An Open Letter to James Rucker

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

The FCC has spent significant time hearing from a wide range of interested parties and it has diligently worked to develop a plan that takes all of those points of reference into account.

Level 3: Let's Call a Spade a Spade... and Let's Play Fair

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

With a net neutrality compromise on the table, we have the opportunity to shift focus to implementing the National Broadband Plan to deliver affordable broadband that is accessible to all Americans.

Making High-Speed Internet Access a Reality for All Schools

Michael Horn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael Horn

For the Digital Learning Council's vision of the future of education to become reality, high-speed Internet must become a ubiquitous backbone of the system.

FCC Appears to Find Middle Road to Hope

Danny Bakewell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Danny Bakewell

Getting connected online would provide a much-needed lifeline for struggling communities of color while empowering all Americans to survive and thrive in the new millennium and beyond.

When Adoption is the Goal, Compromise Is Not a Four-Letter Word

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

The fact that the rhetoric has continued even when there's a prospective solution in sight raises serious questions about why certain folks are so vested in seeing this net neutrality fray continue.

Amy Lee

Reactions To FCC Net Neutrality Proposal Mixed | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

For the tech community, net neutrality is the byword for a free and open Internet. So the Federal Communication Committee's announcement that they wou...

A Roadmap To Resolution

Dean Garfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dean Garfield

Over the years, net neutrality has hardened into the policy and moral equivalent of the Mason-Dixon Line for policy and tech wonks. Neither side seems willing to recognize their shared interest in the future of the Internet.

FCC Chair Proposes Garbage, Calls it Net Neutrality

Marvin Ammori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Marvin Ammori

President Obama's FCC Chairman, Julius Genachowski, has a reputation in DC of being a "tepid" regulator. From reports of his just released net neutrality proposal, he's living up to that reputation.

Black Friday Gave Us a Glimpse of What the Digital Underclass Might Look like

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

When you hear all the talk in the media over the next few weeks start asking the question: Who is fighting for the people on track to be a part of the digital underclass.

Pew Study: Wealthier Americans Use Internet More

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Wealthier households are more likely to use the Internet, according to a new Pew study. The "digital divide" is still real, even though broadband Int...

Expanding Internet Adoption: Think Federally, Act Locally

Robert Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Steele

It's critical that Congress and the FCC focus on the goal of universal broadband and not get distracted by divisive internet regulation policies, such as net neutrality legislation, that suck the energy out of the process.