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The Developing World Comes Home

Vikram Savkar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vikram Savkar

I've recently begun to work closely with an organization that is doing great work in the development of progressive approaches to K12 science and technology education in New Mexico.

National Broadband Policy: Time to Pay Attention

Rich Nadworny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rich Nadworny

As we're approaching election season, how many of the politicians running for office and asking for your votes have spoken about the national broadband policy even once?

FCC: Just Looking for a Little Jurisdiction

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Leslie Harris

For ISP subscribers the connection is the thing. It is critical for the FCC to recognize this and to adjust the way it classifies Internet access.

What Google's Do-It-Yourself App Creation Software Can Do To Teach Inner City Youth About Software Development

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

Google's Do-It Yourself app creation software allows more people without the technical chops to build an app to get their ideas off the ground and provides a great training-ground to show youth the power of technology creation.

Texas Congressman Plans Sneak Attack on the FCC

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Sometime soon, Texas Congressman John Culberson is expected to try a backdoor parliamentary move to short-circuit the work of the FCC to establish some reasonable rules of the road to help everyone get connected to the Internet.

16 Tech Titans on Twitter

2morrowknight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The 16 Tech Titans below are amazing global citizens. Yes, we call them titans. Not just because of the greatness of their achievements, but because they believe in moving humanity forward.

The F Word: Success on Net Neutrality

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Laura Flanders

In an update on our last show, FCC chair Julius Genachowski says he's now going to go ahead and regulate broadband under the same decades-old rules designed for phone networks.

FCC's Broadband Regulation Push: Pros and Cons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Wounded from a court decision that stopped the government from regulating Internet service providers, the Federal Communications Commission has announ...

Jason Linkins

FCC's Genachowski Backs Net Neutrality, Reports WSJ | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Just days ago, it appeared that FCC head Julius Genachowski was suggesting that he wanted "to keep broadband services deregulated," a decision that wo...

Obama FCC Expected to Abandon Net Neutrality, Universal Internet

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Josh Silver

It is a testament to the telecom industry's overwhelming influence that they seem to have convinced the nation's communications agency to swear off authority to protect Americans' right to open communications.

When "Non-Discrimination" Actually Discriminates

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

We all want to get to the same place, but the route currently proposed by the FCC does not appear to be the best course.

Obama Announces Plan To Expand Broadband Internet Across U.S.

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

More than a year after Congress passed the economic stimulus package, President Barack Obama announced that $795 million of that money will go toward ...

MoveOn, Netroots Fire Warning Shot over Net Neutrality

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Silver

If President Obama doesn't start treating the Internet like the vital infrastructure that it is -- and stop giving away the store to telecom lobbies -- he'll lose his most strategically important constituency this November.

Finland Makes Broadband Access A 'Legal Right'

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Finland has become the first country in the world to make broadband a legal right for every citizen....

Third Way Blind: Will the FCC's Regulatory Agenda Deliver Us to Our Broadband Future?

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

If the FCC was willing to keep an open institutional mind, it could see far enough beyond its regulatory agenda to address the digital problem of our generation.

The Potential for Broadband and Innovation in Vermont

Zeba Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Zeba Khan

Vermont's candidate for governor, Matt Dunne, proposes long-term financial investment to deploy broadband connectivity throughout the state.

Launch Into Digital Revolution Grounded Under "Third Way" Plan

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

Our country is at a critical point in the effort to achieve universal broadband, and as progress towards this goal is unnecessarily stalled, we are falling further behind while other countries continue to invest.

FCC Commissioner Michael Copps Explains Public Interest In Regulating Internet (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Net netrality won't be achieved "without a fight," according to FCC Commissioner Michael Copps. Copps discusses open internet with Bill Moyers in a...

Cute as a Button: The Schemes and "Confessions" of Reed Hundt

Patrick Maines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Patrick Maines

There's this one small problem with the government picking the winners and losers in the media and telecom world: What happens if they're wrong?

The Uncommon Courage of the FCC

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

To hear the industry and their lackeys, one would think the government not only is regulating the Internet, but also taking it over. The fact is, both before the FCC acts and after, private industry will still own what it owns.

Snowepocalypse Now: Senators Back An Open Internet

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The Senators who harp on the FCC's need to go to Congress to reverse a decision the Commission previously made know that Congress will never act in a timely fashion, if at all, to protect broadband consumers.

Big Telecom Plays Tag With The FCC -- We're It

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

It only took a couple of months, but the telecom industry, with some other chosen companies, established a technical playpen that could have far-reaching implications for Internet policy.

When It Comes to Innovation, Is America Becoming a Third World Country?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Arianna Huffington

Once upon a time, the United States was the world's dominant innovator. But now, when it comes to our approach to innovation, we desperately need some innovation. Here are three good places to start.

The Truth About the FCC's Third Way: Debunking the Top Ten Myths in the Current Classification Debate

Aparna Sridhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aparna Sridhar

Even as revenues have increased, the telecommunications sector's job-loss trend has accelerated. In fact, industry statements have indicated that job cuts will continue - but with no mention of FCC action as the culprit.

The JET Agenda

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julius H. Hollis

The JET AGENDA (Jobs, Education, and Technology) is clearly the logical pathway for our society to pursue and the engine to stimulate America's economic recovery.