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Tom Brady's Foul Mouth Draws FCC Complaints

Posted 12.17.2014 | Sports

By Matt Verderame, Awful Announcing Tom Brady is a three-time Super Bowl champion, millionaire, spouse of Gisele Bundchen and certain Hall of Fame ...

Some Internet Activists Say Obama Didn't Go Far Enough

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 12.15.2014 | Technology
Tracy Rosenberg

Some Internet activists are saying the intensity of the fight over net neutrality has diverted attention from other steps that can be taken to keep the Internet consumer-focused and equally accessible to all. Particularly, they point to the idea of structural separation. So what is structural separation?

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

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 12.16.2014 | 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.

You Have Been Charged Thousands for a Fiber-Optic, Broadband Utility That You Never Got -- Over the Last 20-Plus Years

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

By 2010 or there abouts, America was supposed to have been a fully-fiberized nation with fiber optic-based broadband utilities -- really.

The Connection Between Air Pollution and Cell Phones You've Never Heard About

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 12.08.2014 | Green
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

In the 21st century, "show me the bodies" seems like a cruel and outdated foundation for public policy. Yet history is littered with examples -- like tobacco and asbestos -- where only after the death toll mounts is the price of inaction finally understood to exceed that of action.

Is This About Net Neutrality, a Hostage Situation or Just Extortion? It's Hard to Say.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 12.06.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Unfortunately, most who are calling for Net Neutrality or Title II don't get the underlying issue -- It's all about one company 'vertically integrating,' meaning controlling all of the primary services over the wire

Verizon Uses 'Title II' as a Cash Machine Today -- It Harms Customers, Not Investments

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 12.04.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

In 2004-2005, the FCC closed the networks to direct competition by changing the classification of the wires from a "telecommunications" (Title II) service, to an "Information service" (Title I).

A New Year, a Bolder and Better E-Rate

Jessica Rosenworcel | Posted 12.03.2014 | Technology
Jessica Rosenworcel

Before our students file out of their classrooms and head home for the holidays, the FCC should act. Because it is within our means to choose a future where all American kids have access to digital age learning, no matter who they are, where they live, or where they go to school.

Dana Liebelson

Rand Paul Opposes Net Neutrality Rules: 'I Don't Want To See Regulation Of The Internet'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Silicon Valley companies want strong rules to protect net neutrality, but Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a likely GOP presidential contender wh...

AT&T's--REDACTED--to the FCC's Requests about--REDACTED--Fiber Optic Deployment--REDACTED.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 11.28.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T must be investigated for its previous failures to fulfill basic commitments in prior mergers, especially the AT&T-BellSouth merger and the FCC should audit the new proposed fiber optic plans, not just take AT&T's word for it.

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...