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When Talk Isn't So Cheap

Zack Christenson | Posted 01.26.2013 | Technology
Zack Christenson

As Internet becomes more of a basic communication need, for everything from news consumption to education, it becomes more and more worrisome that government continues to discourage wireless use.

Up To 10 Percent In U.S. Lack Good Internet

AP | Posted 05.26.2011 | Technology

(By JOELLE TESSLER, AP) WASHINGTON -- As many as one in 10 Americans can't get Internet connections that are fast enough for common tasks such as view...

Broadband Plan for Health Care

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

If the FCC gets its way, we will have a National Broadband Plan with 100 megabit Internet connection to 100 million U.S. homes by 2020. And that could make remote medicine a reality.

The Future of Cable Television

David Colarusso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Colarusso

Cable television is the antithesis of net neutrality. I quit cable because I don't want to pay more for bits of information just because they're called television.

What's Next for the National Broadband Plan?

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

Today Washington witnessed a rare moment of comity with the release of the National Broadband Plan. Let's step back and appreciate the process that got us to this potentially historic day.

FCC Unveils Ambitious Broadband Plan

Huffington Post/AP | Joelle Tessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The FCC has taken the wraps off of an ambitious broadband plan that seeks to raise internet connection speeds and increase the number of households wi...

"Genachowski Calls it Right on Mobile Broadband"

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Spalter

Speaking this week at the New America Foundation, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski offered a widely anticipated prelude to next month's formal unveilin...

Broadband Too Hot to Handle?

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

One third of Americans are not connected to broadband. What makes these non-adopters such a difficult population is that there is usually more than one reason for them to not have it.

Broadband Internet Keeps The American Dream Alive & Accessible

Michael K. Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael K. Powell

In this challenging economic climate, making high-speed Internet access and adoption universal should be a top priority because broadband access is the great equalizer.

Who Pays the Price for Net Neutrality?

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

I love myself some Google and I'm not mad at the fact that they want a free ride. But the question is, who is going to pay for that free ride?

An A-Plus Idea for Getting Kids Connected to Broadband

Joe Waz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Joe Waz

With broadband Internet service now available to well over 90 percent of all Americans, but with an estimated 37 percent of Americans not yet using it, we have what some have called a "broadband adoption gap."

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."

CES 2010: FCC Commissioners Talk Spectrum, Wireless Competition and Becoming a 21st Century Agency

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

FCC commissioners discussed the policy agenda for the FCC in this coming year, addressing concerns over the delayed national broadband plan as well as the fate of the agency's jurisdiction when it comes to network neutrality.

Why Uploading Is Slower Than Downloading

David Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Weinberger

We download faster than we upload because of economics, not physics. The business models of telephone and cable companies got written into a physical infrastructure that favors downloads over uploads.

Why Washington Needs to Keep Its Eye On the Cloud

Sean Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Donahue

Recognizing the power of cloud computing would create jobs, promote innovation and help organizations of all sizes become more competitive.

National Broadband: The Mobile Opportunity

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Spalter

The pieces are coming together for the president to get Congress and the public behind a truly forward-looking national Internet policy.

National Broadband Policy Will Affect Healthcare, Education, and Competitiveness

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Francine Hardaway

The FCC is holding a comment period for input as to what the nation's broadband policy should be. Before you let yourself skip this post, give me a m...

Subcontracting the First Amendment

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Harris

The First Amendment doesn't allow the FCC to function as an Internet board of review. The real question is why would such a proposal even be put out for comment.