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.
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.
To hear the industry and their lackeys, one would think the government not only is regulating the Internet, but also taking it over. The fact is, both before the FCC acts and after, private industry will still own what it owns.
Today, there's a vital hearing in the Senate Commerce Committee, and I need your help. We need to show the telecom companies that we're going to fight even harder to make sure the Internet stays in the hands of the American people.
Congratulations, Comcast. You restored your good name and reputation by beating back the FCC. Of course, the story isn't all that simple, is it? Because the hidden story is that if Comcast were smart, it would never have brought the case.
Yesterday's decision could mark the beginning of America's Broadband Dark Age. The court ruled that the FCC has no right to stop carriers from developing a two-tier Internet and blocking Web content that they don't like.
A true organizing narrative has yet to be built around Network Neutrality. Starting with its obtuse moniker, the average person has no idea how legislation or FCC and judicial action will affect their daily lives.