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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.

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.

Turning Down $250 Million Is Not a Smart Move for ION or Minority TV Audiences

Deborah Douglas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Deborah Douglas

Can you image what TV might look like if it looked like the people who watch it, often in higher proportions than the people being targeted by an overwhelming white, male corps of writers?

FCC: Bigger U.S. Role In Broadband Is Likely

wsj.com | AMY SCHATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Federal Communications Commission began to lay the groundwork for a bigger federal role in the broadband business Wednesday, outlining the hurdles...

Howard Stern: Diamond in a Rough Patch

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mario Almonte

For a man who almost single-handedly revolutionized the broadcasting industry, Stern continues to be spectacularly disrespected by the media that he so radically transformed.

Jared Polis Signed Letter Opposing Net Neutrality Before Coming Out For It

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado U.S. Reps. Jared Polis and Ed Perlmutter signed onto a letter to the Federal Communications Commission last week Thursday that was penned by ...

C.A.L.M.: Loud TV Commercial Bill Would Curb Annoying Ads

DailyFinance | Jeff Bercovici | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Annoyingly loud TV commercials are like the weather. Everyone complains about them, but no one does anything about them. Except that lately, someone i...