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Keep the "Internet Bus" Rolling for Kids, Jobs

Tom Matzzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tom Matzzie

As Congress is considering a new jobs bill maybe they should consider helping school districts around the country to provide a computer and Internet access to all of our students.

Google's New Project Puts Telecom Industry (and U.S. Government) To Shame

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

There is no downside to the Google announcement, except perhaps from the point of view of the federal government, which gave in to the lowest-common-denominator philosophy when structuring the stimulus program.

Obama's YouTube Moment: "I'm a Big Believer in Net Neutrality"

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

The power of the open Internet was on full display as Obama responded to questions from the public. Appropriately, one of the questions was about the president's support for the open Internet itself.

Why Are Some Civil Rights Groups and Leaders On the Wrong Side of Net Neutrality?

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James Rucker

Several Congressional Black Caucus members were among 72 Democrats to write the FCC last fall questioning the need for Net Neutrality.

New FCC Commissioner Clyburn -- The Next Net Neutrality Hero?

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

Mignon Clyburn has signaled her support for an open Internet with a couple of strong statements. But after a speech she gave on January 22, Clyburn could well vault quickly from supporter to Neutrality Hero.

FCC's Clyburn Emerges as a Powerful Voice for Net Neutrality

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

When Mignon Clyburn's nomination for FCC commissioner was announced last year, the news met with mixed reactions from seasoned agency watchers. Woul...

FCC Launches Examination of the Future of Media and Information Needs of Communities in a Digital Age

Peter M. Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter M. Shane

The FCC just released a public notice, FCC LAUNCHES EXAMINATION OF THE FUTURE OF MEDIA AND INFORMATION NEEDS OF COMMUNITIES IN A DIGITAL AGE. It quo...

Comcast and NBC: A Perfect Couple Made for Each Other

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

After the last couple of weeks of constant ridicule from within its network and by just about everyone else, NBC is the perfect merger partner for Comcast. These crazy kids deserve each other.

FCC Unanimously Supports 'Net Neutrality' Rule In Face Of Fierce Telecom Lobby

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

U.S. communications regulators voted unanimously Thursday to support an open Internet rule that would prevent telecom network operators from barring o...

Big Telecom Wants to Squash the Free Internet, Starting Now

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Republicans and Democrats are sending hostile letters to the FCC all in the cause of making sure that AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and the rest can run the Internet the way they want to and to hell with the way the it has developed.

Why the Opinion Industry Hates 'Most People'

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

Companies like AT&T and Comcast are opposed to Net Neutrality because it prevents them from gaining more control over Internet users' clicks.

Comcast Launches "TV Everywhere": Say Goodbye to Free Online Television

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Silver

Cleverly marketed as a consumer-friendly product, TV Everywhere is really a desperate bid by old media giants to crush the emerging market for online TV.

FCC Demands Verizon Explain Fees

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — The Federal Communications Commission on Friday asked Verizon Wireless why it recently doubled the fees it charges customers when the...

Cell Phones: Damaging The Brains Of Children?

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

There are deeply troubling reports from nations where phones have been used longest that children may be especially vulnerable to the radio frequency waves emitted by cell phones.

Time for Net Neutrality

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Ed Markey

Since its earliest days, the Internet has been guided by the principles of non-discrimination and freedom. And as it continues to evolve, we are now faced with a choice.

Wireless Catch-22

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

Few people in Washington are busier these days than FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, who will deliver a National Broadband Plan to Congress and unveil a proposal to safeguard an "open Internet."

FCC Chairman Channels Bruce Springsteen To Explain Net Neutrality

WSJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

We're not sure just where Bruce Springsteen stands on open Internet policies, said Federal Communications Commission Julius Genachowski Monday at a mu...

'AT&T Consultant' Conjures Evidence that Obama is Soft on Net Neutrality

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

Claims that Net Neutrality will hurt investment and the economy are simply meant to distract attention from efforts by companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast to use their market power to thwart competition.

Proposed FCC Rules Will Put Glenn Beck on the Gold Standard

N. E. Marsden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
N. E. Marsden

Beck insists that his reporting is not biased. Does he tell viewers that coins may not be the best way to buy gold? That too much gold can sink a portfolio? That gold may be the next bubble?

The Internet Must Not Become a Segregated Community

Malkia A. Cyril | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Malkia A. Cyril

The big phone and cable companies want to get rid of Net Neutrality and control how the public accesses the Internet. This threat to Internet freedom isn't hypothetical.

Innovation in America: An Autobahn, or a Suburban Street With Speed Bumps?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gary Shapiro

My fear is that my son's future won't include the rapid pace of innovation that we have enjoyed in recent years. What if decades roll by and innovation stands still?

McCain Battles Google, Twitter, eBay Coalition Over Net Neutrality

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators took an important step Thursday toward prohibiting broadband providers from favoring or discriminating against certai...

FCC Chief Seeks Broad Open-Internet Rules

WSJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski is proposing that the agency apply tougher open-Internet rules broadly, raising concerns...

Saving the Internet for Consumers

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

The Internet is and was always intended to be an open and neutral network. Right now, the FCC is crafting rules that will determine whether or not it will stay that way.

Top 10 Internet Moments of 2009

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

More than a decade ago, President Clinton pledged that every person in America would soon be able to go online "to order up every movie ever produced or every symphony ever created in a minute's time."