Big phone and cable companies are so determined to dismantle consumer protections on the open Internet that they've spent millions to flip Congress against you. Earlier this week, many in Congress delivered.
In South America, internet growth is vibrant and Big Bandwidth Brazil is a reminder of why strong government oversight is necessary to mediate the interests of globalist telecoms and internet industries.
Legal and agency experts are poring over the technical aspects of reclassifying broadband, but what has not been carefully examined is the economic impact this re-designation will have on investment decisions.
As agile new competitors are born on the web, companies like Viacom and Newscorp are all lobbying hard to protect their franchises and release them from the strictures of regulation that limit ownership and consolidation.
One of the more substantial concerns in international diplomacy circles relates to the potential example an over-reaching regulatory interpretation of net neutrality in the United States could set for the world.
With breathtaking hypocrisy, the phone and cable companies' K Street lobbyists are fighting an all-out war against the Net Neutrality proposal at the FCC that would protect Internet users from government or industry censorship.
AT&T is once again swarming all over Capitol Hill getting their pet legislators to sign yet another disingenuous letter, this time claiming that consumer protection, universal service, and other much needed items are just a "distraction".
The big phone and cable companies are pulling out all the stops in their campaign against net neutrality. We want to make clear how important this issue is to the African-American community, and why it is a 21st century civil rights issue.