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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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...