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Cruz To Push Obama Nominee On Political Ad Policy

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2013 | Politics

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who has blocked President Barack Obama's nominee for chai...

Gerry Smith

Don't Count On Your Cell Phone For Help After The Next Huge Hurricane

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.22.2013 | Technology

As Hurricane Sandy battered the East Coast, flooding homes, submerging cars and taking lives, Colleen Marron could only wonder if her family was safe....

Cruz Blocks Major Chairmanship Confirmation

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Republican Senator Ted Cruz, a conservative whose defiant stand against Obamacare help...

More Trouble for For-Profit Colleges: They Can't Keep Calling Your Cell

David Halperin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Halperin

The for-profit college industry is under pressure. Now, things are about to get even tougher for these companies -- but, thankfully, a little easier for people tired of being relentlessly pursued by for-profit college recruiters.

Verizon, Caught Red-Handed

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology
Jeff Jarvis

This is not a matter of anything Verizon cannot do. This is a matter of what Verizon will not do. And that is what makes this a violation of FCC regulations and Verizon's assurances.

Verizon's Plan to Break the Internet

Timothy Karr | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Verizon wants to control your online experience and make the Internet more like cable TV, where your remote offers only the illusion of choice.

Fire Island Is Getting Lit With Fiber Optics -- But What About the Rest of Verizon, Much Less the Voice Link Wireless Issues or the $130 Billion Vodaphone Deal?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 11.16.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

OK, so a group of small beach communities on an island finally got some adequate phone service; what about the 27 million households in Verizon's territories not to mention the tens of millions of business?

Telecoms Use Astroturf Lobby Against Net Neutrality

NEW YORK -- When the telecommunications industry sought federal rules that would allow it to charge customers more for high bandwidth products such as...

Confused About Net Neutrality? This Clears It All Up

Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

The principle of net neutrality -- that Internet service providers should not discriminate among different kinds of content -- is getting two hearings...

Government Needs to Catch Up to the World of Instavideo

Jason A. Llorenz | Posted 11.04.2013 | Technology
Jason A. Llorenz

egulators need to stop focusing on the old 20th century phone system and start encouraging a system capable of meeting our demands for the high-speed Internet services and applications of the 21st Century.

Step Up to the Microphone!

Sue Wilson | Posted 10.21.2013 | Media
Sue Wilson

Scan across just about any radio dial in the entire country, and you'll hear exactly the same big city, big corporate programming: Rush Limbaugh, Fox Sports, Top 40, NPR. But what about local programming?

Consumers Stand to Lose as CBS Battles Time Warner Cable

Michael J. Copps | Posted 10.20.2013 | Media
Michael J. Copps

Imagine how broadband customers who pay separately for satellite television feel being swept up into this spat. CBS is perpetrating an audacious violation of the FCC Open Internet ("net neutrality") rules.

Three Reasons Why Smart Is the New Dumb on Criminal Justice

Jesse Lava | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Jesse Lava

This trifecta of Holder's speech, reduced phone rates, and reform of stop-and-frisk has meant a glorious few days for the panoply of organizations pushing criminal justice reform.

Are You in a Verizon or AT&T Shut Off Zone? Will You be One of the Disconnected?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.13.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

This is the best case as AT&T may never expand past their current footprint with U-Verse and this quote is about services that may be available 3 years from now -- in 2016.

Government Threatens To Intervene In Time Warner-CBS Fight

Reuters | Liana B. Baker | Posted 10.10.2013 | Media

By Liana B. Baker (Reuters) - More than 3 million Time Warner Cable customers in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas will be blocked from ...

This Will Make You Blush

Posted 10.07.2013 | Comedy

Hugh Laurie joined Stephen Colbert on Monday's "Colbert Report" to bring his elegant gravitas to the most high-minded of affairs: Rattling off a list ...

Verizon's Assault on the Truth: The Plan to Replace the Copper Started in 2010 With Home Phone Connect aka Verizon Wireless Voice Link

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Ever hear of Verizon's Home Phone Connect? It's been on sale in New York and New Jersey or in trials since 2010 and it is essentially the exact same ...

Warning: Time Warner-CBS Clash Points Up Big Trouble Ahead

Sandy Goodman | Posted 10.05.2013 | Media
Sandy Goodman

It's a dispute over dollars, a battle one consumer advocate called "a food fight between two haves at our expense."

'Wireless-Only' Statistics Are More Pixy Dust Than Facts; The 'Landline' Accounting Has Been Rigged

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

After a hard day at work, you get home, take off your shoes, maybe even have a cold beer, sit on the couch, and pull out your two-inch by three-inch cell phone to watch a night of Netflix, right?

Google Reserves the Right to Be Evil

Craig Aaron | Posted 07.31.2013 | Technology
Craig Aaron

Wasn't Google supposed to be different? The company literally markets Google Fiber as "a different kind of Internet." "Everyone else does it" isn't much of an excuse. If Google is such an innovator, why can't it innovate its terms of service?

Giving Our Kids a Chance to Compete in the Global Economy Means High-Speed Broadband Capacity

Jessica Rosenworcel | Posted 09.23.2013 | Technology
Jessica Rosenworcel

By the 2015 school year, every school should have access to 100 Megabits and by the end of the decade, 1 Gigabit. If it can be done in Mooresville, NC, we can do it in every school district in every state.

Finding Common Ground: A Path Forward for the FCC

Mike Montgomery | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Mike Montgomery

It's a common refrain from someone who truly understands the merits of a strong, vibrant Silicon Valley, and Rep. Eshoo should be applauded for maintaining her focus on jobs and the economy.

U-verse a Disconnect for the Disabled

Barbara Popovic | Posted 09.14.2013 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

Today's Communications Daily reports that CAN TV is urging the FCC to adopt rules that assure the disability community can access local community tele...

Gerry Smith

What Verizon And Comcast Don't Want You To Know About U.S. Internet

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.26.2013 | Technology

Recent editorials authored by top Internet executives paint a rosy picture of America's broadband services, but experts say they distort reality and d...

Silicon Valley Weighs in on Wheeler

Mike Montgomery | Posted 08.24.2013 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

Freeing up more spectrum for consumers, enabling the transition to all-Internet based networks, and working collaboratively with the tech industry to ensure an investment-friendly framework -- there's no doubt Wheeler's dance card will certainly be full if he is confirmed to lead FCC.