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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...

The White House-FCC Jobs Clash

Bret Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bret Swanson

Did the Federal Communications Commission get the White House jobs memo? You know, the one with President Obama's exhortation: "Jobs must be our number one focus in 2010."

Oh, the Hypocrisy! The Vote To Regulate the Internet as More Media Consolidation Looms

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

If the Knight Commission thinks there's a problem with news and information getting through to the public now, just wait until the Internet and news sources become even more consolidated.

Comcast and NBC Universal: Antitrust Apocalypse?

Sam Gustin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sam Gustin

Federal regulators are virtually certain to scrutinize any substantial pairing of cable leader Comcast (CMSCA) and content behemoth NBC Universal, the...

Wireless Industry Lobby Steps Up Fight Against Net Neutrality

HuffingtonPost | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Washington Post's Post I.T. Blog reports that wireless industry lobbyists are on a "charm offensive" to ward off newly proposed net neutrality reg...

Google Strikes Back Against "Nonsensical" AT&T in Broadband Spat

Sam Gustin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Sam Gustin

Google has struck back against AT&T in the ongoing battle over net neutrality, the idea that broadband providers like AT&T should not discriminate against services that compete with their own offerings.

AT&T Calls Google A Hypocrite On FCC's Net Neutrality

AP | JESSICA MINTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SEATTLE — AT&T Inc. said Friday that Google Inc.'s Internet phone program gets an unfair advantage from blocking calls to rural communities wher...

Mark Cuban on Net Neutrality: Wacky, Wrong, or Both?

Sam Gustin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sam Gustin

Cuban made his fortune at the height of the dot-com bubble by selling his company to Yahoo! for $5.9 billion in Yahoo! stock. Since then, he's been an outspoken voice in American culture -- with mixed results.

Verizon Wireless, ATT Say No 'Open Internet', Criticize FCC

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Mobile providers have argued that US proposals to ensure that all traffic on the internet is treated equally should not be applied to wireless traffic...

FCC Chief 'Boldly' Commits to Net Neutrality

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

The fight for Net Neutrality just took a big step forward on Monday with the chair of the Federal Communications Commission announcing plans to expand the rules to protect a free and open Internet.

Net Neutrality Won't Fix The App Store

Dan Frommer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dan Frommer

Keeping an open Internet is important to consumers and businesses, and monopoly (or duopoly) Internet providers must never be given the role of taste-maker.