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.
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.
If you ever wondered why Washington officials are hesitant to depart from their teleprompters to talk honestly in plain English, Harold Feld's rhetorical beat down of Phil Verveer could serve as exhibit A.
In an age when corporations can spend limitless sums to influence policy, strong arm bureaucrats and sway election outcomes, the public must stand together in defense of the only open communications platform we have left.
Whatever one's qualms or fears about the future of journalism, the importance of independent media is clear. For this reason, the crisis in "medialand" is no cause to throw the baby out with the bath water.
Claims that Net Neutrality will hurt investment and the economy are simply meant to distract attention from efforts by companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast to use their market power to thwart competition.
If you get involved in just one cause this year, let it be the fight against having your Internet access strangled. Because if you don't fight for this one, you will never be able to access the websites for others.
Free Press paints a dire picture of a world where TV Everywhere thwarts competition from online video by denying online services access to their content. They argue that CTS providers are trying to keep their content all locked up, and not giving the likes of Hulu access.
More than a decade ago, President Clinton pledged that every person in America would soon be able to go online "to order up every movie ever produced or every symphony ever created in a minute's time."
What does the debate over Net Neutrality have in common with a zombie horror flick? As the phone and cable companies send out a brainless horde of shills and lobbyists, it's not hard to make the connection.