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Sports Blackout Rule on Its Death Bed

Ken Reed | Posted 11.16.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

The decades-old blackout strategy is nothing more than a wedge that is driven between the team and long-time fans who cannot afford to regularly attend NFL games at stadiums their tax dollars built.

Time's Running Out On The Net Neutrality Comment Period

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.15.2014 | Technology

Today is the last day to tell regulators how you feel about net neutrality, or the idea that all Internet traffic should be treated equally. The F...

11 Inappropriate Words That Wouldn't Exist Without 'South Park'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.13.2014 | Entertainment

Why, hello there, children! For 17 seasons, "South Park" has pushed the boundaries of what's allowed on television. Over the years, the show has offen...

Verizon's Fiber Optic Networks Are 'Title II' -- Here's What the FCC Should Do

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

To be blunt, Verizon has gamed the entire regulatory process via "Title Shopping" in the Open Internet docket and in many other ongoing proceedings that impact all of America's communications.

Net Neutrality, Civil Rights, and Big Telecom Dollars

James Rucker | Posted 11.10.2014 | Black Voices
James Rucker

While this dynamic is understood by those working in the beltway, people outside of Washington remain largely unaware of the relationship between civil rights organizations and the interests of telecom industry players.

Online Protest In Support of Net Neutrality Planned For Sept. 10

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.03.2014 | Technology

Web activists are planning an online protest for next week to press federal regulators for stronger rules to protect net neutrality, or the idea that ...

Verizon To Pay $7.4 Million For Violating Customers' Privacy

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc will pay $7.4 million to settle a U.S. investigation that found the company failed to notify properl...

Why Ferguson's About Net Neutrality, Too

Michael Winship | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

Yes, we're talking about preserving Net neutrality, preventing the FCC from allowing the Internet to be split into fast lanes for the rich and slow lanes for the rest of us, lanes that could be clogged or blocked to prevent word from getting out about corporate and government malfeasance.

Net Blocking: A Problem in Need of a Solution

Timothy Karr | Posted 10.20.2014 | Technology
Timothy Karr

In the absence of any rules, violations of the open Internet will become more and more common. Don't believe me? Let history be the guide.

How the FCC Can Save Net Neutrality and Still Ruin the Internet

Mike Montgomery | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

I'm pro-net neutrality, but anti-1934-style strangulation. Where does that leave me? According to the approaches under consideration, I may soon be a man without a country. Good thing the Internet, at least for now, doesn't require a passport.

The United States Must Lead in Upholding Net Neutrality

Freedom House | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Freedom House

While innovation has flourished under the free-market system, this does not mean that regulation and innovation are mutually exclusive.

The Biggest Lie About Net Neutrality

Timothy Karr | Posted 10.07.2014 | Technology
Timothy Karr

One of the most persistent lies told in Washington is the notion that common carriage is a heavy-handed regulation that transforms innovative businesses into antiquated, government-run utilities.

Obama Hits FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama edged up to questioning the Federal Communications Commission's newly proposed net neutrality rules, a heavily criticized plan ...

The FCC Pitchman

Ken Blackwell | Posted 10.06.2014 | Media
Ken Blackwell

The Federal Communications Commission is looking to raise revenue - and the agency is in full pitch mode. The company is injecting itself as the middleman between buyers (wireless carriers) and sellers (TV broadcasters) of spectrum.

90's Internet Nostalgia: "Who's on the Phone, I Can't Log on"

Kristian Ramos | Posted 10.04.2014 | Technology
Kristian Ramos

Continuing to rely on the same old wired telephone regulations to govern a world where consumers communicate in different forms, and over various platforms and services, no longer makes sense.

Making the Internet Work for Democracy

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 10.01.2014 | Technology
Lorelei Kelly

Political space -- the time and interest of elected leaders -- is not guaranteed to last. We need to make the benefits of an Internet-connected society more visible and permanent.

Answering the Public's Call

Jeffrey Zients | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Jeffrey Zients

The story of how we broke through Washington gridlock to restore the freedom of consumers to take their mobile phone wherever they choose is one worth telling, and a model worth repeating.

Gerry Smith

Why Is The NAACP Siding With Verizon Over Net Neutrality?

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.31.2014 | Technology

The NAACP and several other major civil rights groups have emerged as flashpoints in the debate over net neutrality, the idea that all Internet traffi...

USAC's E-Rate Bark Just Lost Some of Its Bite

Jeff Belkin | Posted 09.28.2014 | Small Business
Jeff Belkin

If you pay a telephone bill, then you have seen, and have paid, the "Universal Service" charge. Where does that money go? You may have thought it went to the Federal Government, but actually it does not.

The Civil Rights Fight of the Information Age

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Laura W. Murphy

Very soon the Federal Communications Commission will either empower minority voices on the Internet and help close the digital divide, or it will make it easier for communications giants to silence and exclude those communities from the free or low-priced content now on the web.

"Reclassifying broadband Internet access service as a Title II ...would only endanger the entire Internet ecosystem."

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.21.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Compare with the Verizon cable franchise Title II language. Verizon Policy Blog, July 16, 2014 http://publicpolicy.verizon.com/blog/entry/verizons-...

Net Neutrality's Brain Drain and Distraction

Jason A. Llorenz | Posted 09.21.2014 | Technology
Jason A. Llorenz

As a national community, we debate and think often about the impact of the Internet on our lives. The issues that emerge in those conversations are tied to real needs - for affordable connectivity, access to laptops and mobile tech for learning and business.

Verizon's FiOS Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) Networks are Already Title II in Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, New Jersey, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, New York...

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

While Verizon has continuously told anyone who will listen that using the Title II classification for its broadband networks would harm innovation and investment, Verizon appears to have failed to disclose a basic fact to regulators and the courts.

The 'Shocking' Truth About Net Neutrality

Timothy Karr | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology
Timothy Karr

The spreading popularity of Net Neutrality really rankles those in Washington who have been trying so hard to portray it as a "government takeover of the Internet."

Broadcasting Without Borders: American (Indian) Pie

Yvonne Russo | Posted 09.15.2014 | Media
Yvonne Russo

Having worked as a film/television producer for 17 years, I'm fascinated, almost feverishly obsessed with the radical changes in the entertainment industry. Confabs like these are to me what Vidcon is to YouTubers.