iOS app Android app

Open Internet

Children's Literature: The Case for Net Neutrality

PEN American Center | Posted 09.18.2014 | Books
PEN American Center

PEN joined a coalition of advocacy groups, led by Free Press, in New York on Monday to advocate for the Open Net and preserve net neutrality. Author F...

An Effective Referee for the Internet

David Balto | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
David Balto

The Internet is the model of a competitive market particularly because our referees have a narrowly defined and limited role. Let's keep it that way. We enjoy watching the competitors, not the referees.

Verizon's Fiber Optic Networks Are 'Title II' -- Here's What the FCC Should Do

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

To be blunt, Verizon has gamed the entire regulatory process via "Title Shopping" in the Open Internet docket and in many other ongoing proceedings that impact all of America's communications.

New Ideas About Online Community.. From Africa

Katrin Macmillan | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact
Katrin Macmillan

Part of the excitement of expanding access is not just that we're connecting people, but we're developing a new and better way to think about online community.

Why Ferguson's About Net Neutrality, Too

Michael Winship | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

Yes, we're talking about preserving Net neutrality, preventing the FCC from allowing the Internet to be split into fast lanes for the rich and slow lanes for the rest of us, lanes that could be clogged or blocked to prevent word from getting out about corporate and government malfeasance.

Gerry Smith

Why Is The NAACP Siding With Verizon Over Net Neutrality?

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.31.2014 | Technology

The NAACP and several other major civil rights groups have emerged as flashpoints in the debate over net neutrality, the idea that all Internet traffi...

The Civil Rights Fight of the Information Age

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Laura W. Murphy

Very soon the Federal Communications Commission will either empower minority voices on the Internet and help close the digital divide, or it will make it easier for communications giants to silence and exclude those communities from the free or low-priced content now on the web.

Net Neutrality's Brain Drain and Distraction

Jason A. Llorenz | Posted 07.22.2014 | Technology
Jason A. Llorenz

As a national community, we debate and think often about the impact of the Internet on our lives. The issues that emerge in those conversations are tied to real needs - for affordable connectivity, access to laptops and mobile tech for learning and business.

Verizon's FiOS Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) Networks are Already Title II in Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, New Jersey, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, New York...

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

While Verizon has continuously told anyone who will listen that using the Title II classification for its broadband networks would harm innovation and investment, Verizon appears to have failed to disclose a basic fact to regulators and the courts.

Google Backs Down From Net Neutrality Fight

Bloomberg Businessweek | Posted 07.08.2014 | Technology

Google Inc. (GOOG:US), once boastful that it was the leading defender of a free and open Internet, has gone into the shadows....

The One Thing You Need To Understand About Net Neutrality

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 05.17.2014 | Technology

The fight to save the Internet as we know it hangs on what seems like a technicality: Should Internet service providers (ISPs) be treated more like te...

Still Time to Speak Your Mind on Net Neutrality

Michael Winship | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

"Occupy Maine Avenue" may not have quite the same zing as "Occupy Wall Street," but protesters camped outside the Federal Communications Commission's headquarters on Maine Avenue in southwest Washington, D.C., are just as determined to be seen and heard as those who set up camp in Manhattan's Financial District in 2011.

Tomorrow Could Be the Beginning of the End for Net Neutrality. You Should Be Worried.

Al Franken | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Al Franken

There's not one Internet for deep-pocketed corporations and a separate Internet for everyone else -- there's the Internet, and it belongs to all of us. That's the way it's always been. And that's the way it should continue to be.

Tech Policies That Transform Our Future

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 07.06.2014 | Technology
Eva M. Clayton

For years, Congress and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have debated whether rules are needed to protect the "open Internet" from potential favoritism of certain websites or services by ISPs. But the issue, as with most things technological, is not that simple.

A Song for the FCC: Don't Blow Up Net Neutrality

Timothy Karr | Posted 06.28.2014 | Technology
Timothy Karr

If you think explaining tech policy is difficult, try putting it to music and lyrics. That's exactly the challenge that faced musician and artist Jonathan Mann, who last week composed a song urging Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to ditch his plan for a payola Internet.

Paul Blumenthal

Telecom Giants Paid Millions To 'Honor' Minority Lawmakers Before The Merger

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Comcast and Time Warner Cable are heading into the lobbying stage of their proposed merger with a strong hand. They boast large teams of...

President Obama Confident FCC Will Use Authority to Save Net Neutrality

Timothy Karr | Posted 04.03.2014 | Technology
Timothy Karr

President Barack Obama on Friday affirmed his strong support for Net Neutrality and expressed confidence that the Federal Communications Commission will use its authority to protect the open Internet.

What's Next for the Open Internet? A Path Forward

Timothy Karr | Posted 03.19.2014 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Tuesday's court decision stripped the agency of any ability to protect Net Neutrality and stop companies from blocking websites and degrading Internet access. In the few days since a consensus has begun to emerge: To protect the open Internet, the agency must reclassify broadband access as a telecommunications service.

Door Closes to Open Internet, But All May Not Be Lost

Michael Winship | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

The ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is a potentially lethal blow to net neutrality -- the principle that the Internet should be available equally to anyone who wishes to use it as a medium for creativity and information, regardless of who they are and no matter the size of their checkbooks.

Hacking Partisanship

Timothy Karr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Timothy Karr

However important the SOPA victory was in 2012, its lasting significance depends on how well the diverse coalition holds together in these and other fights -- and against business as usual in Washington.

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.

Internet S.O.S.

Timothy Karr | Posted 11.10.2013 | Technology
Timothy Karr

If we've learned anything during the Summer of Snowden, it's that corporations and governments alone can't be trusted to be good stewards of the Internet. We need media policies that protect our privacy and promote access to open networks.

The Inside of Facebook Now Available on the Outside

John Pavley | Posted 09.30.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

Facebook has been criticized as a "walled garden." Embedded Posts break through the wall so that public posts are available on the open Internet, where the Huffington Post and the majority of journalists and bloggers live.

Zach Carter

GOP Rep Pushes For Internet Freedom At CPAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This year's Conservative Political Action Conference has been dominated by discussions of Obamacare and gun rights, but Rep. Jason Chaff...

Free Bassel, Free Culture

Catherine M. Casserly, Ph.D. | Posted 03.15.2013 | World
Catherine M. Casserly, Ph.D.

The room brimmed with ideas: ideas about using arts and technology to build a better Middle East, ideas about new possibilities and challenges for the region. But mixed with the excitement was angst. One man was missing from the celebration. In a way, an entire country was missing.