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Ontornet: Lebanese Campaign Against Snail-Paced Internet Service

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.28.2011 | Technology
Magda Abu-Fadil

Lebanese Internet users are mad as hell and won't take it anymore, so they've launched a campaign to gripe about the country's disgracefully sluggish access to the World Wide Web.

NBP Anniversary Coincides With Considerable Steps Forward

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

The merger of T-Mobile USA and AT&T will enable rapid broadband coverage for most of the nation -- including many lower-income and rural communities that have been largely underserved.

Mobile Broadband Key to Empowering Today's Youth to be Tomorrow's Leaders

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

The Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) is proud to be at the forefront of using mobile broadband to make an impression on educational advancements.

Free The Cities

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John M. Eger

The Congress and the FCC can make many changes in their effort to put broadband into the average American home by allowing the cities to shape their future.

Denver Residents Invited to Shape the Future of Public Access TV

Tony Shawcross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Tony Shawcross

Cable TV is still the most popular TV delivery method, and if you live in Denver, you likely only have one choice for cable television.

America, the UN and the Future of Communications

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John M. Eger

National regulators and policy makers worldwide are looking for some way to harness Internet growth and development, and of course, control the flow of communications in the world.

Digital Divide: Only 60 Percent Of Rural Homes Use Broadband

The New York Times | KIM SEVERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

COFFEEVILLE, Ala. — After a couple of days in this part of rural Alabama, it is hard to complain about a dropped iPhone call or a Cee Lo video that ...

Let's Use the Technology of Today to Build an Even Better Tomorrow

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

Wireless technologies present a real opportunity to uplift communities that have been economically marginalized since the Reconstruction Era -- both in providing new opportunity and enabling all Americans to access this opportunity.

The Real State of the Union Winners: Underserved Americans

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

Expanded access to the next generation of wireless services will generate major economic growth and rapid job creation, fostering crucial economic empowerment in communities of color.

Accountability: Who Else Will Go the Way of Congressman Bobby Rush?

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Rucker

No member of Congress is beyond reproach. Every member of Congress should be open scrutiny of their record, and every member should be judged by his or her record. It's critical to an effective democracy.

A Dual Plan Hatched @CES to Tackle the Digital Divide

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

As we look forward, we must continue to work with public policy makers and the private sector on approaches to lower the cost of broadband so that Americans have equal access to the good jobs and economic and educational opportunities.

The FCC Vote: A Fresh Start for the New Year

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

No, the Net Neutrality plan is not perfect, but it gives the business community a reason to invest in our country's future. That's a positive step in the right direction.

The Path Forward: Investment and Opportunity

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

Straightforward regulatory guidelines from the FCC will lift the cloud of uncertainty for businesses and investors. The telecommunications sector is no different than any other business entity.

Level 3: Let's Call a Spade a Spade... and Let's Play Fair

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

With a net neutrality compromise on the table, we have the opportunity to shift focus to implementing the National Broadband Plan to deliver affordable broadband that is accessible to all Americans.

A Roadmap To Resolution

Dean Garfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dean Garfield

Over the years, net neutrality has hardened into the policy and moral equivalent of the Mason-Dixon Line for policy and tech wonks. Neither side seems willing to recognize their shared interest in the future of the Internet.

The FCC's Long December

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

The FCC's long December will either restore confidence in the Commission's ability to tackle difficult issues like Net Neutrality or leave us in a similar position where many feel the FCC has disclaimed responsibility.

Comcast/NBC: Don't Make Consumers the Biggest Losers

Parul P. Desai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Parul P. Desai

A combined Comcast and NBC would instantly become a telecommunications colossus, wielding unprecedented influence over the news and entertainment we see and the price we pay for it.

We Need Jobs Now -- Why Are We Still Talking About Net Neutrality Regulation?

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

The American people made their voices heard in the recent election. Now is not the time to stifle broadband investments -- a move that would further polarize our society by widening the economic divide that exists.

Last Call: Phone Books' Days Are Numbered

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

RICHMOND, Va. — What's black and white and read all over? Not the white pages, which is why regulators have begun granting telecommunications co...

Sparking Creativity in the Developing World

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John M. Eger

With the creative and innovative use of technology in this new age, maybe the developing nations can get ahead. Examples of what is happening in some parts of the world are encouraging.

U.S. Pushes To Ease Technical Obstacles To Wiretapping

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Law enforcement and counterterrorism officials, citing lapses in compliance with surveillance orders, are pushing to overhaul a federal law that requi...

Smart Internet Policy That's Good for Main Street

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

Americans need jobs and investments in broadband technology can create them. This goal of investing deeply in broadband technology remains central to America's economic vitality today.

Congress Steps Up to the Plate to Weigh in on Net Neutrality

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

Ensuring affordable broadband for all Americans is a critical component in achieving universal broadband. With 50 members of Congress now effectively working toward this goal, I am confident that we are on the right track.

How Albany Kills Job Creation

Kathryn Wylde | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kathryn Wylde

The only good way to end New York state's fiscal crisis is job creation and economic growth -- but much of state government doesn't seem to have gotten the message.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
DK Matai

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