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Government's Broadband Investment Irks Companies

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — When Congress included $7.2 billion for broadband in last year's stimulus bill, its goal was to bring high-speed Internet connections a...

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.

Why Civil Rights Groups Should Take an Agile Approach to Solving the Minority Adoption Problem, and Why the FCC Isn't Agile Enough to Regulate the Internet.

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

Last week I was fortunate enough to sit on a panel at the NAACP Leadership 500 conference. The panel was about social media and the ways that the cha...

Federal Court Denies FCC Authority Over Broadband

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Josh Silver

The government agency that is charged with overseeing the nation's communications infrastructure now has no authority to regulate broadband. While this would seem like a joke, sadly it is not.

Reinvesting in a National Treasure: Our Nation's Public Libraries

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christina Gagnier

Our nation's public libraries need a serious reinvestment. They are places of first discoveries, first words read, first experiences and the place where the "lightbulb" goes off.

Bring the Power Back to the People

Danny Bakewell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Danny Bakewell

Rather than the FCC acting unilaterally, Congressional action on broadband is the only true way to bring the power back to the people.

The Black Internet Agenda and Digital Inclusion In the Age of Obama

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

In a game of winners and losers where broadband adoption is key, we can't waste time bickering among ourselves when we have a real battle to fight and win.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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..

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 ...

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...