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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.

60,000 protest Comcast attack on Netflix

Adam Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Adam Green

The Huffington Post front page, the AP, and the New York Times are reporting developing details about the big news that broke last night: Comcast will...

Expanding Internet Adoption: Think Federally, Act Locally

Robert Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Steele

It's critical that Congress and the FCC focus on the goal of universal broadband and not get distracted by divisive internet regulation policies, such as net neutrality legislation, that suck the energy out of the process.

Think Again: Good Journalism Is Not Free, and Somebody's Got to Pay for It

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

The danger is that questions relating to the fairness and openness of America's "marketplace of ideas" will be buried beneath an avalanche of both jargon and apathy.

We Need Jobs Now -- Why Are We Still Talking About Net Neutrality Regulation?

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

The American people made their voices heard in the recent election. Now is not the time to stifle broadband investments -- a move that would further polarize our society by widening the economic divide that exists.

Verizon Calls For Rewrite Of 'Broken' Telecom Rules

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Verizon has not been shy about entering the policy debate. Earlier this year, Verizon, together with Google, outlined an Internet policy proposal that...

FCC Updating 911 For The Texting Generation

Wired | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

In a bid to bring the life-saving emergency service 911 into the 21st century, the FCC is looking at letting citizens report crimes through text messa...

Super WiFi Coming: FCC Opens Up unused TV signals for broadband

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission is opening up unused airwaves between television channels for wireless broadband networks tha...

Civility -- and Why Bobby Rush Should Be the Ranking Communications Subcommittee Member

David Honig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Honig

Congressman Bobby Rush has supported five of the six Open Internet principles, but he's quite properly concerned about the FCC's proposed economic non-discrimination principle on jobs.

FCC Chief Preparing Net Neutrality Proposal, Sources Say

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski is putting together a net neutrality proposal and plans to take action on the controvers...

Is Google's Spy-Fi About Privacy, or Something More?

Christian Sandvig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christian Sandvig

Google is explicit that its mission is to organize all of the world's information. But much of that information is being created, today, for the first time -- and Google is a big part of that story.

Senator Wants FCC To 'End' Fox News, MSNBC

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

During a committee meeting on Wednesday about television retransmission consent, Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) veered away from his prepared remarks ...

Comcast Kumbaya

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Public policy is designed to make it profitable for corporations to behave in ways that don't harm the rest of us. The only thing that will keep Comcast honest is clear rules of the road and a real watchdog such as the FCC to enforce them.

Advocacy Group Asks FCC: BLOCK New Skechers Cartoon!

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — An advocacy group on Tuesday asked the Federal Communications Commission to block a soon-to-debut TV cartoon show starring characters...

FCC Hopes To Use Vacant TV Airwaves For 'Super WiFi'

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — A new flavor of Wi-Fi, with longer range and wall-piercing power, could show up in wireless gadgets a year from now if the Federal Comm...

FCC Probes Google 'Wi-Spy' Breach

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission is investigating whether Google Inc. broke the law by inadvertently sucking up fragments of e...

Wireless Policy in a Bipartisan World

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Spalter

With the pundits dissecting the meaning of the mid-term elections and the implications of the D.C. power shift, the conventional wisdom appears to be ...

Net Neutrality and the New Congress -- Meh

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

After the shouting has died down and after the House elects its Republican leaders, the reality is that policy in the telecom sector will likely remain where it has been for the past two years -- in state of suspended animation.