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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Rep. Doyle's colleagues should learn from his example of how to respond when corporate interests dress up their agendas in populist clothing -- whether on net neutrality, financial reform, or any other issue.
The bottom line for net neutrality is not regulation for regulation's sake. How can consumers best be protected, and how can we be put into the best position to receive the benefits of competition and innovation?