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Comcast Had "Fair Notice" Not To Block Speech and Innovation Online

Marvin Ammori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Marvin Ammori

A recent decision was a major victory for consumers, signifying that the FCC would act to preserve an open Internet when phone and cable companies tried to interfere.

Tea Party Movement Plans 2010 Caucus

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

The Tea Party movement hopes to calm dissension in its ranks in time for an April meeting of what is being called the Patriot Caucus.

Is Journalism Going Through Its Own Reformation?

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alexander Howard

The traditional "high priests of journalism" -- newspaper and magazine editors -- controlled what was covered. No more, or at least not in online news.

Dear FCC, Please Don't Let Hollywood Break My TV

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gary Shapiro

The MPAA is back -- this time, before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) -- asking permission to disable lawfully purchased HDTV-capable TVs.

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."

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.