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All We Want For Christmas Is Internet Equality

Alex Nogales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alex Nogales

The FCC has just a few days to decide an issue that could dramatically affect all of us all. Will they vote for strong open Internet protections that apply equally to the mobile web?

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.

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...

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.'

Mere Hours Left to Save Net Neutrality

Megan Tady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Megan Tady

I don't want to be overly dramatic here, but there are just hours left to save the Internet. Tomorrow, the FCC stops taking meetings and accepting official comments on its proposed Net Neutrality rules.

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.

The Mythical 'Reality' of the FCC's Net Neutrality Campaign

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The FCC Chairman is doing his best to create the perception that the compromise he forged is the best arrangement that could be made, and that any attempt to upset that arrangement could result in the death of a Net Neutrality rule. Don't believe it.

The FCC's Guide to Losing Net Neutrality Without Really Trying

Craig Aaron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Aaron

Apparently FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski expects the millions of Americans who have spoken out for Net Neutrality to buy this lemon when the FCC meets to vote on his rules on Dec. 21.

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.

Even Mark Zuckerberg Says Privacy Rights are Fundamental - Jack Myers

Jack Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jack Myers

Even Mark Zuckerberg, in his 60 Minutesinterview this week, admits that privacy is among an individual's most important rights. "Privacy and maki...

A Key, Unknown Player in Civil Rights Groups' Attack on the Open Internet

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James Rucker

For over a year, several of the most prominent civil rights groups have been aligned with AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast -- whether knowingly or not -- in those companies' efforts to end net neutrality. But they have not acted alone.

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...

Net Neutrality Is All About the Money

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John M. Eger

While the idea of different rates for different speeds is on the minds of lawmakers in Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, and elsewhere in the world, they do not share our first amendment rhetoric.

An Unlikely Model for Turning Swords Into Plowshares

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

At first blush, net neutrality seems an unlikely contender as a model for consensus-building in our nation's capital, one that takes into account not just the views of politicians, but of all stakeholders.

The Fight for Net Neutrality Begins

Gigi Sohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gigi Sohn

While there is a lot of good in the now-circulating FCC order on network neutrality, it still falls appreciably short of the kind of rules necessary to preserve an Internet we want and need.

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.

Yes, Mr. FCC Chairman, There Is a Santa Claus

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The FCC has spent the past nine months dancing around key issues, trying to find a way to please the big carriers and their in-house politicians, rather than trying to be forthright with the correct policy that would most benefit the economy.

FCC Chairman Won't Stand up to Comcast, Proposes Garbage "Net Neutrality"

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

In one swoop, Genachowski is poised to break Obama's promise and give the Internet away to big corporations like Comcast, to block and discriminate and extort as they see fit.

Preserving a Free and Open Internet

Julius Genachowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius Genachowski

We must take action to protect consumers against price hikes and closed access to the Internet -- and our proposed framework is designed to do just that.

FCC Chairman Announces Fake Net Neutrality Proposal

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Josh Silver

This morning, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced that he will finally seek a vote on President Obama's top tech issue, "Net Neutrality." However, his proposal is nowhere close to what Obama promised the American people.

Comcast/NBC: Don't Make Consumers the Biggest Losers

Parul P. Desai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Parul P. Desai

A combined Comcast and NBC would instantly become a telecommunications colossus, wielding unprecedented influence over the news and entertainment we see and the price we pay for it.

Comcast Busted: New Tolls for Netflix Aren't All You Should Worry About

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Comcast's abuses show us what a media monopoly looks like in the Internet age -- one company, consolidating its media power to squash competitors, stifle innovation and free speech, and gouge consumers.