If President Obama doesn't start treating the Internet like the vital infrastructure that it is -- and stop giving away the store to telecom lobbies -- he'll lose his most strategically important constituency this November.
Dear FCC Chairman, I don't want to wake up six months from now and find that the Internet has changed forever. You're facing enormous pressure not to reclassify broadband. But there is no acceptable compromise here. Just do it.
It's hard to believe that history might record that it was the Obama administration that conspired with industry to allow for a corporate takeover of the Internet. That would be an unfortunate legacy for the first "Internet" president.
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.
The Senators who harp on the FCC's need to go to Congress to reverse a decision the Commission previously made know that Congress will never act in a timely fashion, if at all, to protect broadband consumers.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 Chairman had a little help from beloved Sesame Street character, Elmo. Here's a flavor of their conversation: Elmo has been complaining that his Internet is "too slow" and he doesn't like "buffering."
March 15 is the 25th birthday of the revolutionary dot.com. And as the celebratory site www.25yearsof.com points out: "1985's most lasting contribution turned out to be three letters and a punctuation mark."