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FCC's Bold, Risky Move to Regulate the Internet

Robert J. Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert J. Shapiro

Given the enormous stakes for all of us in the vast range of innovations being driven by broadband service and its applications, sweeping new rules for the Internet should not come by regulatory fiat.

Harold Ford's Corporate Crusade Against Net Neutrality

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Silver

If the FCC heeds Harold Ford's advice, you can say goodbye to candidate Obama's promises of universal, affordable Internet access and Net Neutrality.

FCC Re-Designation of Broadband Will Bring Unwanted Market Uncertainty

Harold Ford, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Harold Ford, Jr.

Legal and agency experts are poring over the technical aspects of reclassifying broadband, but what has not been carefully examined is the economic impact this re-designation will have on investment decisions.

Who Will Defend the Rights of People of Color to an Open Internet? We Speak for Ourselves.

Malkia A. Cyril | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Malkia A. Cyril

In every competition, there's a winner and a loser. The open Internet protections being debated by the Federal Communications Commission right now ...

The Internet's Love Affair with WebTV

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Information is a commodity. It's an article of trade that is valued above all other products and services. Information has always been coveted but con...

Single Payer Broadband? The Broadband Plan and The Movement for a People's Media

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

As we arrive at the end of the long health care reform battle with something less than nirvana, media activists are waiting with bated breath for the release of the National Broadband Plan from the FCC.

The Internet Is "Open" Unless Free Press Is in Charge: A Journey Into Internet Censorship

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

By now most people have heard of the FCC 's proposed attempts to regulate the Internet. You can read about how those changes differ from the current I...

Shooting the Messenger

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

In the last few years a troubling development has emerged in U.S. telecom and Internet policy. Network policy didn't used to be highly partisan; embl...

An Open Letter to Rep. Waxman on Broadband Fraud and the FCC

Barry Sussman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Barry Sussman

Dear Chairman Waxman, I see where you commended the FCC for its new broadband plan. Maybe you should take another look? You may find deep corruption and fraud.

America's Broadband Revolution: Where We Go From Here

Dean Garfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dean Garfield

With the National Broadband Plan announced by the FCC this week, lawmakers have an opportunity to do something to positively impact the lives and well-being of every American for decades to come.

Congress to Finally See the National Broadband Plan

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Today the FCC sent the National Broadband Plan to Congress. They have also made the plan publicly available -- it's a big read. Details inside.

Broadband for All or What Elmo Said to the FCC Chairman

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

The Chairman had a little help from beloved Sesame Street character, Elmo. Here's a flavor of their conversation: Elmo has been complaining that his Internet is "too slow" and he doesn't like "buffering."

What's Next for the National Broadband Plan?

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

Today Washington witnessed a rare moment of comity with the release of the National Broadband Plan. Let's step back and appreciate the process that got us to this potentially historic day.

Marvell's Nafea Bshara Talks about Broadband

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Marvell CTO Nafea Bshara says lack of ISP competition coupled with the lack of government support may reduce broadband speed in the U.S..

U.S. To Roll Out Major Broadband Policy

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — More corners of the country would have high-speed Internet access and existing connections would become much faster under a sweepin...

Murdoch Targets Abu Dhabi as International Media Hub

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Abu Dhabi is slated to become the hottest new international media hub, if Rupert Murdoch and like-minded moguls have their druthers, but the region's ...

Broadband for All - America's Best Weapon of Mass Connection

Rey Ramsey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rey Ramsey

Broadband is critical to America's long-term economic and social well-being. Higher speeds and robust connections allow greater access and greater opportunity for businesses and individuals.

Fighting Bots Is Everybody's Business

Joe Waz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Joe Waz

Every one of us has to be a soldier against spam, bots, and other Internet abuses. You wouldn't leave your doors unlocked at home -- why would you leave your computer open to the world?

Entrepreneurial Opportunity More Than a Click Away

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

Our greatest hope for economic recovery lies not in a return to traditional trade, manufacturing or corporate jobs, but in our ability to transition to the future, to actively take part in America's burgeoning digital economy.

National Broadband Plan takes shape with Digital Literacy Corps, USF update

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Despite widespread deployment, nearly a third of Americans have not embraced broadband, said an attendee at the Digital Inclusion Summit, an event co-hosted by the Federal Communications Commission and the Knight Foundation.

"Genachowski Calls it Right on Mobile Broadband"

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Spalter

Speaking this week at the New America Foundation, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski offered a widely anticipated prelude to next month's formal unveilin...

Broadband Too Hot to Handle?

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

One third of Americans are not connected to broadband. What makes these non-adopters such a difficult population is that there is usually more than one reason for them to not have it.

Digital Literacy: FCC Survey Shows Need To Teach Broadband Basics

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — The government's plan to provide fast Internet connections to all Americans will have to include some basic instruction in Web 101,...

Lighting Up the Lines on the Administration's Internet Plan

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

America's low-income communities cannot afford to be further disadvantaged as a result of a lack of the benefits that the digital future promises due to the rising price of Broadband.

The Strongest Open Internet Protections Possible: Yes, We Can.

Malkia A. Cyril | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Malkia A. Cyril

The fight for an open Internet requires all members of the civil rights community to have the foresight and clarity to respond effectively to a new generation of media problems and opportunities.