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Comcast Can Censor This Blog Post ... With FCC's Permission?

Marvin Ammori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marvin Ammori

It looks like the FCC hasn't crossed the rubicon but it looks like it's being considered. It is not a middle path: it's a disaster for us and the dream of cable and telco executives everywhere.

Prince Hamlet of the FCC

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Julius Genachowski is leaning toward trying to find a way to salvage his Open Internet policies through the existing legal structure that was largely, but not completely, shot down recently.

FCC Expected To Leave broadband services deregulated

washingtonpost.com | Cecilia Kang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has indicated he wants to keep broadband services deregulated, according to sources, even as a f...

When "Non-Discrimination" Actually Discriminates

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

We all want to get to the same place, but the route currently proposed by the FCC does not appear to be the best course.

Obama FCC Expected to Abandon Net Neutrality, Universal Internet

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Josh Silver

It is a testament to the telecom industry's overwhelming influence that they seem to have convinced the nation's communications agency to swear off authority to protect Americans' right to open communications.

Journalism's Crisis Is Public Media's Opportunity

Craig Aaron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Aaron

As I told the FCC on Friday, the discussion about public media's future in the digital age comes at a critical juncture: We have a crisis. We have an historic opportunity. And we shouldn't let either go to waste.

MoveOn, Netroots Fire Warning Shot over Net Neutrality

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Silver

If President Obama doesn't start treating the Internet like the vital infrastructure that it is -- and stop giving away the store to telecom lobbies -- he'll lose his most strategically important constituency this November.

Four Easy Steps to Telco Control of the Internet

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Media giants are spending a fortune to convince lawmakers and regulators to dismantle consumer protections on the Internet and give industry absolute power over the most important communications medium of our time.

Use the Internet to Save the Internet -- Your Videos Can Counter Big Lobbying Dollars

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The big telecom companies spending all that money are spending it for a reason. They want to control your access to the Internet, and, as a result, your experience on the Internet. Now is the time to stand up and say no.

FCC To Auction More Wireless Spectrum

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

President Obama decided to help you get a handle on your digital life. The government will auction off more wireless spectrum to be used for fixed and mobile broadband connections. What?

Reviving Independent Programming: Connecting HDTV to the Web

Maxine Goldenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Maxine Goldenson

A number of companies have been working to provide consumers with the means to connect HDTVs to the Internet. I believe when this technology ultimately enters the mainstream it could very well lead to cultural, economic and political changes that affect how our content is produced, and specifically who will be producing it.

The Pixelization of Journalism

Charlie Firestone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charlie Firestone

The journalism business is unbundling. The functions that a newspaper performed alone can now be undertaken by new, nimble entrants, by repurposed other players, or by the public itself.

Just Do It, Julius

Megan Tady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Megan Tady

Dear FCC Chairman, I don't want to wake up six months from now and find that the Internet has changed forever. You're facing enormous pressure not to reclassify broadband. But there is no acceptable compromise here. Just do it.

Senators Worried About Facebook Privacy

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Chuck Schumer of New York and Al Franken of Minnesota are especially concerned about "instant personalization," a feature that provides Facebook partners like Yelp and Pandora with instant access to user information.

How Reform Can Save the Internet: Two Must Watch Videos

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Two recent videos make a clear cut case for media reform in the digital age, and should be fixtures on the virtual shelf of anyone interested in the issue.

Third Way Blind: Will the FCC's Regulatory Agenda Deliver Us to Our Broadband Future?

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

If the FCC was willing to keep an open institutional mind, it could see far enough beyond its regulatory agenda to address the digital problem of our generation.

So, You Think You Can Download? New Guide Shows Threat to the Internet, What You Can Do About It

John S. Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John S. Johnson

Without a groundswell of support for net neutrality in the coming months, the telecoms will stealthily unleash their special interest on Washington, silently transforming the Internet we use today.

The Potential Economic and Employment Implications of Net Neutrality

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Spalter

Today, we hear a lot of really smart people talking about how to put Americans back to work. President Obama has made this one of his Administration's...

Launch Into Digital Revolution Grounded Under "Third Way" Plan

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

Our country is at a critical point in the effort to achieve universal broadband, and as progress towards this goal is unnecessarily stalled, we are falling further behind while other countries continue to invest.

FCC Broadband Plan Calls For Next Generation 9-1-1

Lon S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lon S. Cohen

In the Broadband Plan, the FCC says it is vital that a new 911 system with dramatically increased capabilities be deployed as a part of it's overall set of recommendations to upgrade and extend the country's broadband network.

The Fate of the Internet -- Decided in a Back Room

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

The mere existence of just reported private meetings between regulators and the telecom industry reveals to us an FCC chairman who has fallen far short of expectations.

Open Letter to Will Ferrell: Help Us Save the Internet

Megan Tady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Megan Tady

Dear Will, I sent you an e-mail awhile back asking you to get involved in the fight to save the Internet, and a writer at FunnyorDie.com said she was...

FCC Commissioner Michael Copps Explains Public Interest In Regulating Internet (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Net netrality won't be achieved "without a fight," according to FCC Commissioner Michael Copps. Copps discusses open internet with Bill Moyers in a...

Cute as a Button: The Schemes and "Confessions" of Reed Hundt

Patrick Maines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Patrick Maines

There's this one small problem with the government picking the winners and losers in the media and telecom world: What happens if they're wrong?

Larry Lessig: How Deregulation Failed the Internet

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

If the FCC won't listen to history, perhaps it will listen to the present and a public demanding that the agency does the right thing by reclassifying broadband.