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I Want a Bigger Cable Company, Said No One Ever

Chris Meyer | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Chris Meyer

A combined Comcast/Time Warner has implications for millions of consumers around the country, so it's no wonder that this issue has struck a chord with so many people.

Time for Apple to Take a Bite Out of the Broadband Problem

Elie Jacobs | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Elie Jacobs

There are many things to do with $159 billion, this is just one idea. An idea that helps the company and country.

The Battle for Marginal-Cost Connectivity

Kevin Werbach | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Kevin Werbach

The potential benefits of a world of cheap digital connectivity are titanic, both in economic and social terms. It's far from certain, however, that we'll get there along the current market and policy trajectory.

Calling All Lawyers: Did Verizon New Jersey Commit Fiber Optic Fraud?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Fact: By 2010, 100% of the state-based Public Switched Telephone Network, controlled by Verizon New Jersey should have been upgraded with a fiber opti...

How the Digital Divide Fuels the Income Divide

Stewart Wolpin | Posted 03.19.2014 | Technology
Stewart Wolpin

There has been a great deal of political sturm und drang in political circles about the yawning income inequality gap, which is now the highest its ...

Telecom Giants' Big Promise Dies

Newsweek | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business

Can you stream me now?" If the answer is no, you're probably going to be looking at the spinning wheel of death on your laptop for a very long time...

Governor Christie's New Scandal: Verizon's Fiber-Optic-"Digital Bridge" Gate.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

It is now clear that while Governor Christie is embroiled in 'bridgegate', which is about clogging and blocking of traffic movement over a bridge, another scandal is brewing.

FCC Action to Expand Broadband in Schools and Libraries Can Improve Educational Outcomes for All Students

Bob Wise | Posted 03.07.2014 | Education
Bob Wise

Education in the United States took a large step into the digital age February 5 when Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler ann...

FCC Can Free the Cities

John M. Eger | Posted 02.23.2014 | Technology
John M. Eger

Most cities, therefore, already subsidized in some small way by a cable franchise or largesse of the local telephone monopoly -- are afraid to act or simply unaware of the stakes. This new thinking on the part of the FCC could free the cities.

The Benefits of an All-IP World

Mike Montgomery | Posted 02.20.2014 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

Improved voice communication is among the many benefits of upgrading our nation's networks to run solely on Internet Protocol.

Our Country Has Changed; Why Hasn't The '96 Telecom Act

Kristian Ramos | Posted 02.18.2014 | Latino Voices
Kristian Ramos

Tremendous technological advances have changed and improved our lives in ways no one could have imagined back in 1996. Our country is different demographically, and by all indications these new populations are eager to engage in broadband technologies.

It's Time for an Upgrade: 18 Years Is Just Too Long

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Eva M. Clayton

The original Communications Act was enacted in 1934 and subsequently revised in 1996 in which the word "Internet" only appeared 11 times while "payphone" garnered 18 references. Our policies are still being led by those outdated laws.

Net Neutrality Misses Real Internet Problem: ADOPTION

Kristal High | Posted 03.25.2014 | Technology
Kristal High

Rhetoric aside, provided neither the FCC nor Verizon appeal last week's decision, we can safely say we're comfortably still in the net neutral zone we've been in for the past ten years. But there is a bigger problem the Chicken Littles of the world fail to recognize.

Welcome to the New York City Hunger Games for Broadband

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.15.2014 | New York
Bruce Kushnick

Are you a small business that wants high speed broadband in New York City? You're in luck! There's a competition available to get you just what you need.

2014: The End Game in Telecommunications: The Perfect, Man-Made Storm

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

"Since deregulation, landline costs skyrocket. The monthly cost of measured AT&T phone service (in California) has soared more than 260% since 2008." ...

A Blueprint for Wheeler's FCC

Christina Gagnier | Posted 03.11.2014 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

On Thursday, the new Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler will make his first visit to California to speak at a town hall-style event in Oakland. Here are three items Wheeler should consider to help improve digital literacy and high-speed Internet access in California and throughout the United States.

5 Ways Outer Space Taught Us About Earth in 2013

Lauren Lyons | Posted 02.28.2014 | Science
Lauren Lyons

Some of the stories that most need telling are not the big-ticket tales of human spaceflight and new exoplanet discoveries. For most people, it's the less flashy things that can mean the most in the lives of people right down here on Earth.

People of Color Must Remain Competitive in America's New Digital Economy

Kristal High | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology
Kristal High

To date, there has been much consensus among the nation's leading civil rights organizations regarding how to best position minority communities to benefit from, and contribute to, the world's new Internet-based society.

Broadband Progress on the Horizon If Net Neutrality Debate Doesn't Stand in the Way

Kristal High | Posted 02.02.2014 | Technology
Kristal High

Net neutrality could end up, for instance, forcing rural and underserved communities to subsidize tech-heavy urban elites. Subsidizing the very top percentage or two of Internet users on the backs of the rest of us is not a policy that will help connect urban or rural Americans not yet online.

Telemedicine: An Innovation Whose Time Has Come

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

Advancing telemedicine is a good step in the right direction which will allow the medical field to fully harness the promise of new and innovative technology no matter where the patient or her doctor are.

A Government Working to Help Innovation

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Eva M. Clayton

The Internet plays a vital role for enabling individuals and communities both rural and urban to reach their full God-given potential. Our focus should be on policies that will deliver opportunity to those that lack it and not on fixing something that is not broken.

Set Aside Petty Differences and Build Broadband Economy

Harold Ford, Jr. | Posted 12.30.2013 | Technology
Harold Ford, Jr.

It's time to get Congress working again for the American people who are not interested in the petty partisanship and more interested in finding solutions for today's societal challenges.

Is the Nation-State Really Dying?

John M. Eger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
John M. Eger

After the last few weeks, Americans have lost patience with our Federal government and in fact, thoughtful observers like Benjamin Barber, author of I...

2014 Goal: Take Hispanic Heritage and Prosperity Online

Jason A. Llorenz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Jason A. Llorenz

Digital literacy, online entrepreneurship, and a focus on building opportunities and equity through technology, are the keys to success in the 21st Century for Latinos and America.

Online Klout: Digital Gateway or the New, Mysterious Gatekeeper?

Jason A. Llorenz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jason A. Llorenz

With each passing year, digital literacy solidifies its position as the currency of success. It's not just the continued decline of American manufacturing jobs, and what we already know about the upward trend toward the future of STEM jobs.