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How The FCC Can Save The Internet

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

This week, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals dealt what looked like a deathblow to "net neutrality," the principle that Internet providers shouldn't get...

Comcast Finds Winning Is a B*tch

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Congratulations, Comcast. You restored your good name and reputation by beating back the FCC. Of course, the story isn't all that simple, is it? Because the hidden story is that if Comcast were smart, it would never have brought the case.

Why Civil Rights Groups Should Take an Agile Approach to Solving the Minority Adoption Problem, and Why the FCC Isn't Agile Enough to Regulate the Internet.

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

Last week I was fortunate enough to sit on a panel at the NAACP Leadership 500 conference. The panel was about social media and the ways that the cha...

Net Neutrality -- The Fight Ahead

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Yesterday's decision could mark the beginning of America's Broadband Dark Age. The court ruled that the FCC has no right to stop carriers from developing a two-tier Internet and blocking Web content that they don't like.

A Win for Network Neutrality? It's Time to Tell a Better Story

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

A true organizing narrative has yet to be built around Network Neutrality. Starting with its obtuse moniker, the average person has no idea how legislation or FCC and judicial action will affect their daily lives.

Letters Threatening Governors; Talk Radio's War of The Worlds Moment

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Orson Wells was censured for scaring millions people. But talk jocks tell tales of scare everyday as a matter of journalistic prerogative, and the FCC has little influence on the content of broadcasts.

US Court Rules AGAINST FCC On Net Neutrality

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — A federal court threw the future of Internet regulations into doubt Tuesday with a far-reaching decision that went against the Fede...

Federal Court Denies FCC Authority Over Broadband

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Josh Silver

The government agency that is charged with overseeing the nation's communications infrastructure now has no authority to regulate broadband. While this would seem like a joke, sadly it is not.

Streaming Tiger and the iPad

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

CBSSports.com and Masters.com are going to make sure you don't miss Tiger Woods's return to golf. Both sites have increased their streaming video coverage by 50%. It's going to be all Tiger all the time!

Federal Court Rules FCC Lacks Authority to Regulate Net Neutrality

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

The ruling is a significant victory for Comcast , which had been involved in a dispute with the FCC over network filtering of P2P filesharing software.

Phone Company Makes the Case for Net Neutrality

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Another Internet service provider is caught getting in the way of its users, just four days before the FCC closes the window for public comments in its effort to stop such meddling.

The Courts Can't Take Away Our Internet

Megan Tady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Megan Tady

In less than 72 hours, the public comment period on the FCC's Net Neutrality proceeding will end. Use this window of opportunity to give the FCC one giant public mandate: We want an Internet free from corporate control.

WATCH: FCC Issues Fine Over Horse Ejaculation Scene On Fox

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Watch the controversial video below. "American Dad" is in trouble for a horse ejaculation scene that aired on a January 3 episode of the Fox cartoo...

Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales' Open Internet Problem

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Jimmy Wales' failing to take a position on net neutrality -- despite the impact this debate will have on his websites and his business -- is both telling and troubling.

India and the US Working on a National Broadband Plan

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Broadband is just not simply high-speed Internet access -- it is an investment in the communications infrastructure. An infrastructure that connects...

Google Goes Evil? Gets in Bed With Verizon

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Josh Silver

As much as they might like to deny it, both Google and Verizon want and need government to help them succeed.

Rep. Mike Doyle Shows Washington How To Stand Up For What's Right

Harold Feld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harold Feld

Rep. Doyle's colleagues should learn from his example of how to respond when corporate interests dress up their agendas in populist clothing -- whether on net neutrality, financial reform, or any other issue.

Gravity's Rainbow Blows Up Industry Attacks on an Open Internet

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The bottom line for net neutrality is not regulation for regulation's sake. How can consumers best be protected, and how can we be put into the best position to receive the benefits of competition and innovation?

FCC Reviews Buggy Whip Rules

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

The FCC's decision to review its rules on how many radio and TV stations a company can own in a single market came five days after Google announced the introduction of Google TV.

A Funny Thing Happened at Stanford's FCC Hearing

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sue Wilson

Broadcasters are licensed to "serve the public interest..." If they do not, they should have their licenses stripped away. It's a rule that both the corporate owners and the FCC prefer to ignore.

FCC's Bold, Risky Move to Regulate the Internet

Robert J. Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert J. Shapiro

Given the enormous stakes for all of us in the vast range of innovations being driven by broadband service and its applications, sweeping new rules for the Internet should not come by regulatory fiat.

Harold Ford's Corporate Crusade Against Net Neutrality

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Silver

If the FCC heeds Harold Ford's advice, you can say goodbye to candidate Obama's promises of universal, affordable Internet access and Net Neutrality.

The End of Pop Technology

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The environment which nurtures the development of cool stuff like Twitter or Foursquare springs from the Internet tradition of "innovation without permission."

Will Dirty Politics Kill the Internet?

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Big phone and cable companies are so determined to dismantle consumer protections on the open Internet that they've spent millions to flip Congress against you. Earlier this week, many in Congress delivered.

Big Broadband Brazil

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Eric Ehrmann

In South America, internet growth is vibrant and Big Bandwidth Brazil is a reminder of why strong government oversight is necessary to mediate the interests of globalist telecoms and internet industries.