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Update: Verizon's CFO Sticks His Foot in His Mouth Over Title II and Investment -- Where's the Investigations?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.13.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

On Dec. 9, 2014, Verizon's CFO Francis Shammo was speaking at the UBS 42nd Annual Global Media & Communications Conference for investors and made a comment -- even if the networks were to be reclassified as "Title II" in the Net Neutrality proceedings, it would not harm or influence investment.

Why Phone and Cable Companies Want to Kill the Internet's Most Democratic Right

Timothy Karr | Posted 12.03.2014 | Technology
Timothy Karr

The framers of the U.S. Constitution could not have foreseen a time in which technology allowed more than 2.7 billion people to communicate via interconnected digital platforms. Nor could they have envisioned a world in which companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon wield more authority over free speech than a British monarch.

The One Thing You Need To Understand About Net Neutrality

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 05.17.2014 | Technology

The fight to save the Internet as we know it hangs on what seems like a technicality: Should Internet service providers (ISPs) be treated more like te...

Coming Clean on Net Neutrality

Timothy Karr | Posted 03.30.2014 | Technology
Timothy Karr

The phone and cable companies and their paid-for experts can say whatever they want, for or against the open Internet. With real Net Neutrality protections in place, though, they can do little to destroy it.

Questions for FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell, on His International Legal Expertise

Marvin Ammori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Marvin Ammori

Among many other similar claims, Robert McDowell's reference to a "four-decade bipartisan and international consensus to insulate computer-oriented communications from phone regulation" is hogwash.

Larry Lessig: How Deregulation Failed the Internet

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

If the FCC won't listen to history, perhaps it will listen to the present and a public demanding that the agency does the right thing by reclassifying broadband.

Will Dirty Politics Kill the Internet?

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

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.

Million-Dollar Ad Blitz to Kill Net Neutrality

Megan Tady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Megan Tady

We warned that the coming months would bring a tidal wave of opposition from phone and cable company lobbyists -- the likes of which we have never seen before -- and indeed, it is already happening.