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Dana Liebelson

This FCC Commissioner Did A Reddit Chat. It Did Not Go Well.

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Friday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Mignon Clyburn took to Reddit to do an "Ask Me Anything" session and ans...

FCC Chief Braces For Wave Of Lawsuits Over Net Neutrality

Reuters | Posted 11.22.2014 | Technology

(New throughout, adds comment from advocacy group Public Knowledge) By Marina Lopes WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - U.S....

Close the Broadband Gap

Jim Steyer | Posted 11.19.2014 | Education
Jim Steyer

In the 21st century, it's hard to imagine a corporate world where only one-third of businesses could access high-speed Internet and the rest were relegated to dial-up speeds. Yet that's essentially the reality for our nation's schools.

Dana Liebelson

Wheeler Says Web War Can Wait

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will not be voting on net neutrality in December, instead delaying the decision until sometime in 2015 whe...

Net Neutrality's Big Bottom Line

David Sable | Posted 11.17.2014 | Media
David Sable

Net Neutrality. Not to be confused with Net Openness. And certainly not with Right to Be Forgotten.

Ryan Grim

Ted Cruz, Al Franken Slugfest

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) responded on Monday to comments made by Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) about net neutrality, the latest exchange in w...

Obama, Not the Giant Telecoms, Is Right on Net Neutrality

Ralph Nader | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

It's the same old song and dance -- corporations want more control at the expense of consumer choice and at the expense of a fair market. Net neutrality is about whether or not corporations have the right to seize this control and obtain the ability to give preferential treatment to certain websites, companies or services.

The Internet: Public Utility or Private Enterprise?

Shelly Palmer | Posted 11.24.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Is there a fair solution that respects the investment that the ISPs have made and supports a public policy that positions the United States for unrestricted growth? Sure there is! Are we going to get there? I'm not optimistic.

Why Small Businesses MUST Focus on Net Neutrality

Erika Dickstein | Posted 11.13.2014 | Small Business
Erika Dickstein

Why does it seem that no one in the small business community is discussing or getting active about a policy issue that has the potential to seriously impact our livelihoods?

Dana Liebelson

The Internet's Man Of The Hour

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.14.2014 | Training

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, President Barack Obama went public with his support of an aggressive approach to protecting net neutrality. Shortly after tha...

Dana Liebelson

The Internet's Man Of The Hour

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, President Barack Obama went public with his support of an aggressive approach to protecting net neutrality. Shortly after tha...

Dear FCC: Net Neutrality Is Part of a Social Contract

Victor Pickard | Posted 11.12.2014 | Media
Victor Pickard

The Internet is no longer a luxury for those who can pay or a profitable plaything for a handful of corporations. It is a daily necessity. It is much too precious to be left to the mercies of Internet monopolies. It must be protected by an FCC that governs not only in the public's name but also with its consent.

Investigate Time Warner and Comcast's "Social Contract" on America

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Besides the fact that you can never, ever get the advertised price, or that the bill now includes a collection of made up fees and pass-through taxes, there are also a host of related issues that surround the sale and promotion of these services.

FCC Chair Splits With Obama On Net Neutrality

The Washington Post | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

Hours after President Obama called for the Federal Communications Commission to pass tougher regulations on high-speed Internet providers, the agency...

U.S. Telecoms To Battle Obama Internet Plan In Courts, Congress

Reuters | Alina Selyukh and Diane Bartz | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

By Alina Selyukh and Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. telecommunications industry plans to fight tooth and nail against Presi...

Obama Inflames Divisive Debate On Net Neutrality

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Let's say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulatio...

FCC Chairman Responds To Obama's Net Neutrality Comments

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 10 (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Monday welcomed President Barack Obama's comments on his...

The President Might Have Just Saved the Internet

Craig Aaron | Posted 11.10.2014 | Technology
Craig Aaron

During his first run for the White House, Barack Obama promised that he would take "a back seat to no one" on Net Neutrality. Today, the president finally got in the driver's seat.

FCC 'Must Take The Time' To Get Net Neutrality Rules Right, Chairman Says

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Monday welcomed President Barack Obama's comments on his work on...

Dana Liebelson

Obama Urges FCC To Set 'Strongest Possible Rules' To Protect Net Neutrality

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

On Monday, President Barack Obama came out in favor of the "strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality," endorsing a popular proposal that wou...

Paul Blumenthal

Mitch McConnell's Triumph Strikes Worry In The Hearts Of Campaign Finance Reformers

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past three years, House Republicans have repeatedly tried, and failed, to bar federal agencies from adopting regulations to gov...

What Separates Internet Advocates?

Jason A. Llorenz | Posted 11.06.2014 | Technology
Jason A. Llorenz

What policies, have, and will actually help to address our real Internet problem, grow an innovative Internet for the future, and advance the goal of digital equity?

Here's How The FCC Might Address Net Neutrality

The New York Times | Posted 10.31.2014 | Technology

The chairman and staff of the Federal Communications Commission are moving toward a proposal that for the first time would give the agency regulatory ...

Verizon's Latest Censorship Plan Follows a Familiar Pattern

Timothy Karr | Posted 10.29.2014 | Technology
Timothy Karr

This turn of events is just the latest in the company's ongoing campaign to control all things Internet. If the past is prologue, here's what we can expect if Verizon becomes the Internet's dictator.

Why Is the National Urban League Defending Online Discrimination?

Craig Aaron | Posted 10.29.2014 | Technology
Craig Aaron

Marc Morial recites the industry's talking points in praising the ISPs for their broadband deployment, while denouncing common carrier rules as heavy handed "utility-style regulations" that would deter investment and widen the digital divide.