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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.

Dying to Talk: Cellphones and Cancer

Sheila Shayon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Sheila Shayon

A new San Francisco law will require retailers to post information about 'specific absorption rates' on cell phones. This info must be posted "in at least 11-point type -- next to phones."

The Uncommon Courage of the FCC

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

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.

Free Press to Communities of Color: We Know What's Best For You

Robert Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Steele

A friend forwarded an e-mail to me that came from a net neutrality advocacy group called "Free Press." This pushy and biased e-mail solicited interviews with minority news outlets.

The iPad: Your Shiny Consumer Straitjacket

Josh Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Josh Levy

Lately, this gatekeeping model has led to more than a few app casualties, suggesting that Apple's approval process motto is becoming "when in doubt, reject."

Ryan Grim

Senate Democrats Press FCC To Protect Internet From Corporate Takeover (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Key Senate Democrats took to the Senate floor on Wednesday evening to press the Federal Communications Commission to write tough rules that would keep...

The Uncertain Future of Cabal Television

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert J. Elisberg

Think of net neutrality as like having stops signs at a busy intersection to avoid daily pile-ups. Or think of Wall Street without regulations. Financial collapse was the result.

Net Neutrality Needs Your Help Today

Sen. John Kerry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. John Kerry

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.

A Global Golden Age for Broadband

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

The economic and social impacts of broadband are clear but the solutions are not so clear. I believe that every country needs a National Broadband Plan which will address each countries needs.

CRUSH: The Great New Media Migration

Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nathan Havey

Apple is challenging Google's online advertising dominance with the introduction of the iAds platform, which Steve Jobs is hoping will make Apple the leader in mobile advertising.

Big Telecom Plays Tag With The FCC -- We're It

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

It only took a couple of months, but the telecom industry, with some other chosen companies, established a technical playpen that could have far-reaching implications for Internet policy.

How The FCC Can Save The Internet

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

This week, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals dealt what looked like a deathblow to "net neutrality," the principle that Internet providers shouldn't get...

Comcast Finds Winning Is a B*tch

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

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.

Why Civil Rights Groups Should Take an Agile Approach to Solving the Minority Adoption Problem, and Why the FCC Isn't Agile Enough to Regulate the Internet.

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

Last week I was fortunate enough to sit on a panel at the NAACP Leadership 500 conference. The panel was about social media and the ways that the cha...

A Win for Network Neutrality? It's Time to Tell a Better Story

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

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.

Net Neutrality -- The Fight Ahead

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

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.

Phone Company Makes the Case for Net Neutrality

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Another Internet service provider is caught getting in the way of its users, just four days before the FCC closes the window for public comments in its effort to stop such meddling.

The Courts Can't Take Away Our Internet

Megan Tady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Megan Tady

In less than 72 hours, the public comment period on the FCC's Net Neutrality proceeding will end. Use this window of opportunity to give the FCC one giant public mandate: We want an Internet free from corporate control.

Letters Threatening Governors; Talk Radio's War of The Worlds Moment

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Orson Wells was censured for scaring millions people. But talk jocks tell tales of scare everyday as a matter of journalistic prerogative, and the FCC has little influence on the content of broadcasts.

US Court Rules AGAINST FCC On Net Neutrality

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — A federal court threw the future of Internet regulations into doubt Tuesday with a far-reaching decision that went against the Fede...

Federal Court Denies FCC Authority Over Broadband

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Josh Silver

The government agency that is charged with overseeing the nation's communications infrastructure now has no authority to regulate broadband. While this would seem like a joke, sadly it is not.

Streaming Tiger and the iPad

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

CBSSports.com and Masters.com are going to make sure you don't miss Tiger Woods's return to golf. Both sites have increased their streaming video coverage by 50%. It's going to be all Tiger all the time!

Federal Court Rules FCC Lacks Authority to Regulate Net Neutrality

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

The ruling is a significant victory for Comcast , which had been involved in a dispute with the FCC over network filtering of P2P filesharing software.