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Obama Heroically Wages Internet War, But Misses World Wide Web Target

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.12.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Obama's speech focused on a free and open Internet within our borders that doesn't speed up or slow down content delivery. What's interesting about Monday's statement is for all its good, it turns the discussion away from a global perspective to a domestic one.

America's Internet Giveaway: Dumbest Idea in the World ... Ever?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 06.30.2014 | Technology

Who in the world could possibly think this was a good idea? "Let's give away oversight and regulatory authority over the Internet to other countries," they must have shrieked with élan.

No, Russia Isn't About To Take Over Your Internet: Protecting Internet Freedom From Both Simplistic Defenders, Internet Restricting Countries

Edward J. Black | Posted 06.03.2014 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Let there be no mistake: the future and openness of the Internet is of paramount importance. Unfortunately, recent headlines could easily lead someon...

It's Not the End of the Internet as We Know It -- Five Myths About the Recent U.S. Internet Announcement

Fadi Chehadé | Posted 06.02.2014 | Technology
Fadi Chehadé

As the Internet expands, we must ensure that it continues to be a platform for choice and competition, drives innovation and infuses development across the globe.


Mark Weinstein | Posted 05.26.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

What we must have is a clear, enforceable, protected solution whereby ICANN does not fall under the influence of the colors of any country's flag or political leader.

The Real Meaning of the GSA Scandal

J.H. Snider | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
J.H. Snider

What accounts for the different treatment? Why is a million dollars of waste at the GSA a scandal but not tens of billions of dollars at the FCC-NTIA? I believe public ignorance and apathy are the immediate cause of blame.

Secrecy and Corruption at the NTIA

J.H. Snider | Posted 05.12.2012 | Technology
J.H. Snider

Anything short of this type of personal liability is unlikely to provide agency heads with an adequate incentive to comply with FOIA under circumstances when they believe that compliance could damage their careers.

On Behalf of the 1%, the Best Bargain Since Manhattan

J.H. Snider | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business
J.H. Snider

Unmentioned is that the payroll-tax cut bill, by bipartisan agreement, sets in motion a much larger transfer of public assets to the top 1%.

FCC Commissioner Joins NBCUniversal 4 Months After Approving Merger

The Wrap | Posted 07.11.2011 | Media

Only in Washington! A mere four months after voting in favor of Comcast's controversial $13.75 billion purchase of NBC-Universal, Meredith Attwell ...

Expanding Internet Adoption: Think Federally, Act Locally

Robert Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Steele

It's critical that Congress and the FCC focus on the goal of universal broadband and not get distracted by divisive internet regulation policies, such as net neutrality legislation, that suck the energy out of the process.

Digital Nation: Progress in the Making, but Still a Long Way to Go

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

Our digital nation is still divided along the lines of race and socio-economic status. The key to increased home broadband adoption is not a one size fits all approach.

Report to Congress: Media Literacy, Not Fear, Can Protect Youth Online

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

We need to go beyond worrying about predators and pornography and start thinking about young people as true citizens in an online environment where young people are just as likely to create content as they are to consume it.

Close the Broadband Gap? Phone and Cable Giants Just Say 'No'

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

When it comes to getting everyone connected to an open, affordable and fast Internet, the big phone and cable companies seem to have a motto: "Just Say No."