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CBS' Janet Jackson 'Wardrobe Malfunction' Super Bowl Fine To Be Reconsidered

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PHILADELPHIA — After six years of legal wrangling and one Supreme Court review of Janet Jackson's infamous Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction," CB...

The Intrinsic Menace in 'Media Reform'

Patrick Maines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Patrick Maines

Whatever one's qualms or fears about the future of journalism, the importance of independent media is clear. For this reason, the crisis in "medialand" is no cause to throw the baby out with the bath water.

Digital Literacy: FCC Survey Shows Need To Teach Broadband Basics

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — The government's plan to provide fast Internet connections to all Americans will have to include some basic instruction in Web 101,...

'Our Little Genius' FCC Investigation: Fox Game Show Producers Accused Of Giving Answers

New York Times | EDWARD WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES -- The Federal Communications Commission is looking into whether the producers of the planned Fox game show "Our Little Genius" gave poten...

Lighting Up the Lines on the Administration's Internet Plan

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

America's low-income communities cannot afford to be further disadvantaged as a result of a lack of the benefits that the digital future promises due to the rising price of Broadband.

The Strongest Open Internet Protections Possible: Yes, We Can.

Malkia A. Cyril | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Malkia A. Cyril

The fight for an open Internet requires all members of the civil rights community to have the foresight and clarity to respond effectively to a new generation of media problems and opportunities.

Reaching for the Innovation Gold

Dean Garfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Garfield

The global competition to capture the ideas and innovations will determine our standard of living and near-term economic stability. It is the real battleground for the future.

Nationwide Broadband Plan to Bring 100Mbps to 100 Million Households : MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer February 17, 2010

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

The FCC's latest plan for nation wide broadband will bring 100 megabits per second to approximately 100 million households in the US. The FCC hopes ...

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.

Warning! Mobile Traffic Jam Ahead

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Spalter

Following on the heels of Apple's recent iPad announcement, two FCC officials, Phil Bellaria, Director of Scenario Planning and deputy wireless bureau...

Google Bringing High Speed to Your Home

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

On February 10th, Google announced its plans to to get into the ISP game by building an ultra-fast broadband network.

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...

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 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...

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."

Where Does Comcast/NBC Rate On The "Trade Association Scale"?

Harold Feld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harold Feld

While conventional wisdom holds that the Comcast/NBC merger will be approved with conditions, I think there is a small but not unreasonable chance that it will collapse under its own weight.

Those Who Hate The Fairness Doctrine Should Love Net Neutrality

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

If conservatives truly understood the Fairness Doctrine, then they wouldn't go around using it as a justification for opposing Net Neutrality.

The Net Neutrality Quandry for Big Telecom: Fight or Deal?

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

Big Telecom is used to winning, and winning big. And yesterday, they lost as the FCC approved a Net neutrality proposed rule.

Support Net Neutrality

Rep. Jared Polis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Rep. Jared Polis

Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is holding an important meeting to consider a net neutrality framework for the internet.

Washington Post Needs to Come Clean on Net Neutrality

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

On Sept. 28, the paper printed a full-fledged editorial against Net Neutrality without revealing to readers that the Washington Post Co. has an economic incentive to block online speech.

A Broadband Connection Per Household

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

It is the evolution of the Internet that fed, and continues to feed, the demand for broadband.