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Broadband for the People: From the Net to the Roots

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

As we grow increasingly dependent on the Internet, the question of how this essential network operates has never been more important.

IT Services Markets Crumble - Driving Detroit's Rut, Is the Media Business Next?

Tony Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tony Greenberg

Media firms are the early adopters of new tech. You have to love them for taking arrows in the back and mounting themselves on the fireplace alter as trophies.

Communication Breakdown

Margarita Alarcon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Margarita Alarcon

For the last year, or better said, ever since then Senator Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United States, there has been a lot of buzz ...

Philip Falcone, Hedge Fund Manager, Bets The Farm On Satellites

Reuters | Matthew Goldstein and Svea Herbst Bayliss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Investing with hedge fund manager Philip Falcone, who oversees about $8 billion at his Harbinger Capital Partners, has required an awfully strong stom...

How Albany Kills Job Creation

Kathryn Wylde | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kathryn Wylde

The only good way to end New York state's fiscal crisis is job creation and economic growth -- but much of state government doesn't seem to have gotten the message.

Making IT Fit Like a Good Shoe

Tony Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tony Greenberg

Or, 10 years later, and the IT market has a long way to go! More at By Tony Greenberg "Money is the opposite of the wea...

The Truth About the FCC's Third Way: Debunking the Top Ten Myths in the Current Classification Debate

Aparna Sridhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aparna Sridhar

Even as revenues have increased, the telecommunications sector's job-loss trend has accelerated. In fact, industry statements have indicated that job cuts will continue - but with no mention of FCC action as the culprit.

Whose Internet Is It?

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

First, we had the Supreme Court affirming the free speech rights of corporations. Now we have the DC Court of Appeals telling us Comcast owns the Int...

Big Media and the FCC Roadshow: Controlling the Message Online and Off

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

The FCC is coming to Silicon Valley, asking if "legacy media" (radio, television, and newspapers) even matter in the Internet age.

A Free Market Stimulus for Struggling Consumers and Small Businesses

Bruce Judson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bruce Judson

Millions of families and small businesses can easily save $500 to $750 each year with Internet-based phone services as compared to existing costs with traditional phone companies.

New Sports Fans Lobby Entering Telecom Wars

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Verizon is among several telecom giants launching a new advocacy group purported to be a lobby for sports fans -- pressing lawmakers on issues such as...

Time for Net Neutrality

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Ed Markey

Since its earliest days, the Internet has been guided by the principles of non-discrimination and freedom. And as it continues to evolve, we are now faced with a choice.

Landing a Clean Energy Victory

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Ed Markey

The clean energy race is the space race of our time. Yet so much more is at stake.

For Small Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries, Mobile Phones Can Be Path Out of Poverty

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Terra Lawson-Remer

Mobile phones are already breaking the economic stranglehold of elites with access to capital, and giving poor entrepreneurs a chance to build their own businesses and be their own bosses.

Current FCC Disputes Show Resilience of Long-Term Special Interests

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

Should an industry so dedicated to stopping progress deserve any protections without any accompanying responsibilities? Everything should be on the table for discussion.

Friday Talking Points [38] -- Whiners And Cheeseheads

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back to Friday Talking Points, after a one-week hiatus! While plenty has happened in the past two weeks which bears close and careful analysis...

Friday Talking Points [37] -- Welcome, New Readers

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

McCain flip-flops on torture, tax cuts, the religious right, Roe v. Wade, lobbyists, gay marriage, creationism, Iraq, talking to enemies, and just about any other subject you care to name.

Precedent George Bush

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bush's term in office will be remembered for the precedents it set, particularly in relation to the presidential power, and the separation of powers between the three branches of U.S. government.

Friday Talking Points [36] -- End The Media's Pro-McCain Bias! Now!!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

McCain has joked that the media is "his base" of support. It was a funny line, but there is a truth at its core: the media has been hard on Obama but unbelievably light on McCain. And this has to stop. Now.

Big Media Continues to Fight Against Net Neutrality

Jonathan Rintels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan Rintels

It's time for the government to implement reasonable oversight that protects consumers and content creators, and preserves the open Internet we enjoy today.