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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.

Free Glee!

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

TV should be simple. We want to watch the shows we want to watch whenever and wherever we want to watch them. Channels that stop us from watching them [Fox, are you listening?] are hastening their own deaths.

What Lies at Stake for Internet Businesses, Minority Start-Ups and the Economy?

Angela Benton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Benton

Three years ago, when it was clear that my job at an Internet startup wasn't going to lead to the type of career opportunities I once thought, I decid...

A Letter From a Progressive to President Obama

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

Dear President Obama, I'll vote for you in 2012, but you're not making it easy to do so. Your administration's communication skills are, to be honest, horrible. And now we're in for two years of gridlock and hell.

The Master Switch by Tim Wu -- a Masterful Guide to Our Internet World

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Art Brodsky

Wu's eminently readable book is a history of the telephone network, the movie industry and broadcasting, all of them leading up to the history of today's combination of all of them -- the Internet.

FCC To Address Cyberbullying At Schools With Government-Subsidized Internet

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In recent years, school bullying has increasingly gone online with more students using social media websites and other Internet tools to harass fellow...

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?

Washington Post Endorses Comcast-NBC: Ironically Proves Dangers of Mega-Merger

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Silver

When media conglomerates such as The Washington Post Company control too much, their own interests -- and opinions -- directly conflict with the public's desperate need for sound policy and diverse, independent, critical viewpoints.

No More 'Trick or Treat' Phone Bills

Sen. Tom Udall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Sen. Tom Udall

It's happened to far too many Americans. You open up your phone bill and wonder why there's an extra zero, or several, on the amount that you owe.