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Why Fanboys/Girls Want Net Neutrality

Lowell Peterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lowell Peterson

It's time for Net Neutrality advocates to redouble our efforts to court web video watchers, indie film fans and people who love web comedy sites to take action. These are the people who rely on the unbridled content of the open internet.

A Scary Picture for the Future of the Wireless Web

Craig Aaron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Aaron

The fight over Net Neutrality -- that fundamental principle that keeps the Internet open and free from discrimination -- can get pretty wonky. It's s...

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.

The Fox TV/Cablevision Fight, and How The FCC Can Find Its 'Man Pants.'

Harold Feld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harold Feld

How on Earth did the FCC get reduced from the consumer protection "cop on the beat" to pathetically tweeting the playoffs?

Verizon-Google: There's a Hard Rain Coming

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rep. Alan Grayson

It's time for all of us to step up. We need for the law to protect the internet: no discrimination in pricing or in service

Hey Google, That's Bullsh*t

Sam Seder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Sam Seder

There's nothing more depressing than when a trusted friend breaks a promise. Particularly, when that friend is so massive that they have the ability to un-democratize the internet almost single-handedly.

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.

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.

Summer Rerun At The FCC: AT&T Tries for Scream 2 (Broadband)

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

AT&T is once again swarming all over Capitol Hill getting their pet legislators to sign yet another disingenuous letter, this time claiming that consumer protection, universal service, and other much needed items are just a "distraction".

Internet's Future in America -- You Must Play A Role in Crafting It

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

We all must play a role in developing the Internet's future. So record a video, go on CitizenTube, and upload a question to the the Federal Communication Commission.

"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...

FCC Chairman Channels Bruce Springsteen To Explain Net Neutrality

WSJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

We're not sure just where Bruce Springsteen stands on open Internet policies, said Federal Communications Commission Julius Genachowski Monday at a mu...

FCC: Bigger U.S. Role In Broadband Is Likely | AMY SCHATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Federal Communications Commission began to lay the groundwork for a bigger federal role in the broadband business Wednesday, outlining the hurdles...

FCC Chief Seeks Broad Open-Internet Rules

WSJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski is proposing that the agency apply tougher open-Internet rules broadly, raising concerns...

The Open Internet: Preserving the Freedom to Innovate

Julius Genachowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius Genachowski

The key to the Internet's success has been its openness...Notwithstanding its unparalleled record of success, today the free and open Internet faces emerging and substantial challenges.

Do We Need More Internet Regulation? FCC to Decide

Joe Waz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Joe Waz


Julius Genachowski Confirmed As FCC Chair

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday confirmed Julius Genachowski as head of the Federal Communications Commission and Robert McDowell for a seco...

100 Days In Obama Tech Policy -- A Solid B With Strong Upside

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

The Obama Internet and tech agenda came roaring out of the transition under a full head of steam. Now it's more or less creeping along, bogged down largely by circumstances beyond its control.

Julius Genachowski, Obama Law School Classmate, Nominated To Head FCC

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday named Julius Genachowski, a friend from Harvard Law School, as his nominee to chair the Federal C...

Indie Music Memo To FCC: We Need A Level Playing Field Too

Rich Bengloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rich Bengloff

Just like the free exchange of ideas, freedom in the arts requires equal access for players of all sizes. When it's up to fans, demand for independent music increases dramatically.

Brodsky Mentioned As Candidate For FCC Chairmanship

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

I said to myself, "Self, I have all of the qualifications that I drew up for someone should have to be the FCC Chairman." And so I thought, "Why not me?" That is how I came to mention the possibility.

FCC Chief Approves Sirius, XM Radio Merger

AP | JOHN DUNBAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission says he is satisfied the $3.8 billion merger of the nation's only two satelli...

FCC Chairman Defends Media Ownership Rules

AP | JOHN DUNBAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Republican chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is disputing Democratic assertions that a new rule loosening restrictions on media ow...

FCC Chief "Defiant," Refuses To Delay Consolidation Vote

Los Angeles Times | Jim Puzzanghera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Facing growing criticism of his agenda and tactics, a defiant Kevin J. Martin, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, refused senators' re...

FCC Lifts 32-Year Old Consolidation Ban, Allows Broadcasters To Own Newspapers

AP | John Dunbar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Federal Communications Commission, overturning a 32-year-old ban, voted Tuesday to allow broadcasters in the nation's 20 largest media markets to ...