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Net Neutrality Update: Are Inmates Running the Asylum?

Rick Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rick Carnes

I never thought I'd see the day when Free Press would ally with the Tea Party to kill legislation from one of Congress' most respected Democrats, but that's exactly what recently happened.

America's Rising Technocracy Should Be Built on Conciliation, Not Petty Infighting

Angela Benton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Angela Benton

President Obama set out an ambitious tech vision for this country's future; it's in our collective best interest that we work together in getting there.

Genachowski's Choice

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

The fate of the open Internet now rests in the hands of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. The chairman just needs to muster the courage to do right by the millions of Internet users who demand an Internet of, for, and by the people.

FCC ABANDONS Efforts At Net Neutrality Compromise

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are abandoning efforts to negotiate a compromise on so-called "network neutrality" rules intended to ensure that...

Smart Internet Policy That's Good for Main Street

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

Americans need jobs and investments in broadband technology can create them. This goal of investing deeply in broadband technology remains central to America's economic vitality today.

A Clear Message Emerges From the Hill's Net Neutrality Mess: 'The FCC Must Act'

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

What we had here were some "grassroots" groups using industry talking points to kill a bill that the telecom industry now wanted -- or at least said it could support. Ah, irony.

Free Press: How (Not) to Win Friends and Influence People

Rick Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rick Carnes

Free Press' tactics aren't helpful. As a Democrat, I truly believe that Free Press could be an important progressive voice at the table on how technology can contribute to putting Americans back to work.

FCC Modernizes Broadband & Mobile Access for Schools & Libraries

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

Under new FCC rules, schools will be encouraged to upgrade to 1 gigabit internet connections -- a thousand times faster than the 1 megabit service that many schools use today.

A Taste of Honey or a Bitter Pill - With Howard Stern Enticed by Alternative Media, Can Sirius XM Survive Without Him?

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mario Almonte

In recent weeks, radio DJ Howard Stern seems like a man holding back a smoldering fire. With his five-year contract with Sirius XM expiring at the en...

Activists Deliver Breakfast to FCC with Message: Stop Waffling on Net Neutrality

Megan Tady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Megan Tady

The FCC has yet to move forward with Net Neutrality rules -- despite launching a proceeding on the issue last October.

Ryan Grim

Bonnie Raitt, R.E.M., MoveOn Team Up To Defend Open Internet | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Federal Communications Commission will meet Thursday in the midst of an ongoing debate over net neutrality regulations that have pitted major tele...

PTSD at the FCC -- An Unhappy Anniversary

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The FCC chairman has to recognize the firm hand he holds in having two commissioners supporting him and recognize as well that if political forces want to reverse his decision, so be it. That shouldn't stop him from doing what's best for the American people.

Net Neutrality: We're Still Waiting

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

It's not too late to turn things around for net neutrality. And Julius Genachowski's legacy as chair of the FCC -- either as a champion of openness or as a toothless bureaucrat -- rests on what he does now.

Federal CTO Makes the Case for Open Government and Innovation

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Aneesh Chopra makes sure that the technology, data and innovation aspects of any given policy that comes before the president are thought through and are considered in a little more aggressive way.

Super Wi-Fi! Inside The FCC's Plan For 'Wi-Fi On Steroids'

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 Commu...

Purists and Zealots for Internet Freedom

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The whole point of the Internet is that customers choose what they want to do online, and companies, which offer services and features, have the opportunity to supply them. It is not a cable system; it is the "sacred Internet."

FCC Launches APIs and Development Engagement Platform

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

The Federal Communications Commission is adopting the notion of making government as platform as it reboots for the 21st Century.

FCC Doesn't Need No Stinking Rules

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sue Wilson

The deejays in the case of Jennifer Strange clearly knew they were promoting a dangerous stunt -- they just did not bother to tell the contestants of the danger.

Net Neutrality: A Crucial Issue With a Lame Name

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tina Dupuy

We to ensure that the Internet can be open and indifferent to all content. Congress didn't just sit on their hands and hope that just because no one had yet developed Yellowstone it wasn't at risk of such a fate.

Net Neutrality's New Enemy: The Mythical Mushy Middle

Craig Aaron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Aaron

You're either for net neutrality, or you're against it. The problem with the middle ground is that it doesn't exist; the search is futile. But that doesn't mean you can't go on searching for it forever.

Net Neutrality Stuff Still Being Worked on Is a Good Thing!

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Hey, Net Neutrality is mostly about a level playing field on the Net, where everyone has a chance to get their stuff out there regardless of privilege...

Hypocrisy in the Name of the "Public Interest"

Robert Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Steele

Additional Internet regulations will have a profoundly negative impact on communities of color, whose citizens are among those that would benefit most from access to the Internet.

Why Al Franken Was Right About Net Neutrality

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Leslie Harris

Last week Senator Al Franken made an important speech, calling Internet neutrality "the First Amendment issue of our time." If I had heard that claim...

Friday Talking Points [136] -- Girding For Battle

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The battle looms. It is, in fact, right over a hill right in front of us. So, are Democrats girding their loins for the fight, and roaring their def...

Government APPEALS Decision Striking Down FCC Swearing Policy

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are appealing a recent court decision that struck down a 2004 government policy that says broadcasters can be fi...